HPU Poll: Majority of NC Residents in Satisfied Relationships

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – As Valentine’s Day approaches, the HPU Poll finds that 66 percent of North Carolina residents are currently in a romantic relationship. Seventy-seven percent of these individuals are married and 8 percent are in long-distance relationships. Of those who are romantically attached, an overwhelming majority report being satisfied with […]

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HPU/News & Record Poll: Terror Attacks on Media Possible in U.S., But Media Should Be Free to Publish Offensive Material

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – The HPU/News & Record Poll finds that an overwhelming majority – 90 percent – of North Carolinians believe terrorist attacks like the Jan. 7 attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo could happen here in the United States. At the same time, 66 percent of respondents say the […]

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HPU Poll: Obama Approval at 44 Percent, McCrory at 41

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 9, 2015 – The HPU Poll finds that 44 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance. The poll, the first HPU Poll of 2015, places Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance at 41 percent. Forty-seven percent and 37 percent disapprove of Obama and McCrory’s job performance, respectively. […]

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HPU Named Charter Member of Survey Research Transparency Initiative

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2015 – High Point University’s Survey Research Center (SRC) became the 20th Charter Member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative. The new initiative encourages organizations like the SRC to share important details about how they collect and interpret information about their research projects. “We are […]

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HPU Poll: Positive Ratings for Clintons and G. W. Bush in NC; Most Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates Not Well-Known

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2014 – The next presidential election is two years away, but already many are talking about who may run or have influence over its outcome. When it comes to major political figures who have either served as president, may run for president or may influence voters in some way, the […]

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HPU/News & Record Poll: North Carolinians Say U.S. Should Take Active Role Against Threats Like Ebola and ISIS

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 19, 2014 – The HPU Poll finds majorities of North Carolinians believe the United States should take an active role in addressing threats like the spread of the Ebola virus and the expansion of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State in a world they see as increasingly dangerous […]

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Students Dive Into Civic Engagement This Election Season

Election season is over, and most people are putting politics on the back-burner – for now, at least. However, High Point University promotes civic values year-round through polls that track opinion on issues important to the public, placing students in internships in politics and other public service, providing commentary on politics through faculty experts and […]

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HPU Poll: NC Voters on Contraceptive and Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decisions and Other Issues

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – The High Point University Poll finds that a majority (51 percent) of North Carolina likely and actual voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow companies not to pay for prescription birth control in their workers’ health plans if the company’s owner has religious objections. Additionally, a […]

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McDonald Joins Survey Research Center

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Brian McDonald as assistant director of the Survey Research Center. His primary responsibilities include managing the staff of interviewers, developing research instruments, fielding research projects and analyzing data. He also promotes the findings from the center’s surveys and research throughout the university and […]

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Hassan Leads Havenstein in NH Governor Race

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 – In the contest for the Governor of New Hampshire, the second HPU Poll of the 2014 fall semester finds incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan 8 percentage points ahead of Republican candidate Walt Havenstein – receiving 50 percent and 42 percent support from likely voters, respectively. “This is a race […]

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