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High Point University Poll

The Survey Research Center periodically fields a High Point University Poll. The HPU Poll surveys people in North Carolina and beyond about crucial public affairs issues and reports the results as a public service. SRC conducted the first HPU Poll in March 2010. It included questions about approval of public officials in North Carolina and current political issues such as the economy, health care, education, and the threat of terrorism. Subsequent Polls have tracked public opinion about political campaigns and current public policy issues.

For each High Point University Poll, the SRC staff posts press releases, summary memos that give details about survey methods and content, and presentations that highlight a selection of survey questions. The links below allow visitors to download the documents that the Center released for its most recent studies.

The HPU Poll reports methodological details in accordance with the standards set out by AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative, and the HPU Survey Research Center is a Charter Member of the Initiative. For more information, see http://transparency.aapor.org/index.php/transparency.

If you have questions about any of the postings on this site, you can contact the Center’s Director, Martin Kifer, mkifer@highpoint.edu or 336-841-9333.

Press ReleasesMemos
Public Poll 37 NC Residents Sour on Divided Government, Partisan Cooperation (03/30/2015)Public Poll 37 Memo (03/30/2015)
Public Poll 37 No Apparent Increase in Obama and Others’ Job Approval (03/30/2015)
Public Poll 36 Approval Ratings Remain Low as Public Sees Increasingly Dangerous World (03/02/2015)
Public Poll 36 North Carolinians Split on Religious Exemptions for Same Sex Marriages (03/03/2015)Public Poll 36 New & Record Memo (03/03/2015)
Public Poll 36 Consumer Sentiment (03/04/2015)Public Poll 36 Consumer Sentiment Memo (03/04/2015)
Public Poll 36 North Carolinians Support Mandatory Vaccines and Smoking Ban (03/05/2015)Public Poll 36 Memo (UPDATE)(03/05/2015)
Public Poll 35 Approval Ratings (02/09/2015)Public Poll 35 Memo (02/09/2015)
Public Poll 35 NC Residents and Fifty Shades of Grey (02/10/2015)Public Poll 35 Memo (UPDATE: Education Issues) (02/18/2015)
Public Poll 35 NC residents believe Hebdo-like terrorist attack could happen in the U.S. (02/11/2015)Public Poll 35 Memo (UPDATE) (02/20/2015)
Public Poll 35 Majority of NC Residents in Satisfied Relationships (02/11/2015)
Public Poll 35 North Carolina Public Schools (02/18/2015)
Public Poll 35 North Carolina Residents and Online Dating (02/20/2015)
HPU Named Charter Member of American Association for Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative (01/29/2015)
Public Poll 34 Approval Ratings (11/17/2014)Public Poll 34 Memo (11/17/14)
Public Poll 34 Consumer Sentiment (11/18/2014)Public Poll 34 Consumer Sentiment Memo (UPDATE) (11/18/14)
Public Poll 34 Foreign Affairs and the Ebola Virus (11/19/2014)Public Poll 34 Memo (AAPOR Transparency Initiative UPDATE) (1/22/15)
Public Poll 34 Favorability Ratings (11/20/2014)
Public Polls 31-33 Recapping the Results (11/10/2014)
Public Poll 33 North Carolina Senate Race (10/27/2014)Public Poll 33 North Carolina Crosstabs Memo (10/29/14)
Public Poll 33 North Carolina Voters on Supreme Court Decisions (10/28/2014)
Public Poll 33 Ebola Concern in North Carolina (10/29/2014)
Public Poll 33 Key Issues in NC Senate Race (10/30/2014)
Public Poll 32 North Carolina Senate Race (10/13/2014)Public Poll 32 Comparative Senate Race Memo (10/13/14)
Public Poll 32 North Carolina Approval Ratings (10/13/2014)Public Poll 32 Comparative Memo (AAPOR Transparency Initiative UPDATE) (1/22/15)
Public Poll 32 Colorado Governor Race (10/14/2014)Public Poll 32 Colorado Crosstabs Memo (10/14/14)
Public Poll 32 New Hampshire Governor Race (10/14/2014)Public Poll 32 New Hampshire Crosstabs Memo (10/14/14)
Public Poll 32 NC, CO and NH Snapshot of Several Issues (10/14/2014)
Public Poll 32 Effects of Campaign Ads (10/15/2014)
Public Poll 32 NC, CO and NH Hillary Clinton for President (10/15/2014)
Public Poll 31 Senate Race (9/22/2014)Public Poll 31 Senate Race and Approval Memo (9/22/14)
Public Poll 31 Senate Candidate Strengths (9/23/2014)Public Poll 31 Senate Race and Approval Memo (UPDATE) (9/23/14)
Public Poll 31 Senate Candidate Qualities (9/23/2014)
Public Poll 31 Teacher Pay Raise (9/23/2014)
Public Poll 31 U.S. role in the world (9/24/2014)
Public Poll 31 Hillary Clinton for President (9/25/2014)Public Poll 31 Clinton Crosstabs (9/25/14)
Public Poll 30 Super PACs (4/10/2014)Public Poll 30 Issues and Super PACs Memo (4/10/2014)
Public Poll 30 Most Important Problem and Issues (4/9/2014)
Public Poll 30 Approval of Elected Officials Release (4/8/2014)
Public Poll 30 Approval Memo (4/8/2014)
Public Poll 30 Crosstabs Parties and Issues by Male/Female (UPDATE, 10/5/2014)
Public Poll 30 Crosstabs Parties and Issues by Race (UPDATE, 10/5/2014)
Public Poll 30 Crosstabs Parties and Issues by Right Direction/Wrong Track (UPDATE, 10/5/2014)
Public Poll 30 Crosstabs Parties and Issues by Party Identification (UPDATE, 10/5/2014)
Public Poll 29 News and Record Health Care (2/26/2014)Public Poll 29 News and Record Health Memo (2/26/2014)
Public Poll 29 Approval of Public Officials (2/24/2014)Public Poll 29 Approval Memo (2/24/2014)
Public Poll 29 Consumer Sentiment (2/24/2014)Public Poll 29 Consumer Sentiment Memo (2/24/2014)
Public Poll 28 Approval of Public Officials (2/3/2014)Public Poll 28 Summary Memo (2/3/2014)
Public Poll 28 News and Record Education Memo (2/4/2014)
Public Poll 28 School of Education Teacher Pay Release (2/4/2014)Public Poll 28 School of Education Memo (UPDATE) (2/5/2014)
Public Poll 28 School of Education NC Schools Grade Release (2/5/2014)Public Poll 28 Approval Crosstabs (2/6/2014)
Public Poll 27 NC Teachers (12/12/2013)Public Poll 27 Full Cross Tabs - All Adults (12/11/2013)
Public Poll 27 Holiday Spending (12/9/2013)Public Poll 27 Full Cross Tabs - Self ID Registered Voters (12/11/2013)
Public Poll 27 Presidential Approval (12/10/2013)
Public Poll 26 Government Direction (11/19/2013)Public Poll 26 (with News and Record) Local Results (11/16/2013)
Public Poll 26 Education Issues (11/20/2013)
Public Poll 26 Approval Ratings (11/18/2013)
Public Poll 25 Halloween (10/1/2013)Public Poll 25 Halloween(10/29/2013)
Public Poll 25 Presidential Approval (10/1/2013)Public Poll 25 Approval (10/1/2013)
Public Poll 24 Presidential Approval (9/16/2013)Public Poll 24 (UPDATE) (9/17/2013)
Public Poll 24 Voting and Election Law (9/17/2013)Public Poll 24 Consumer Sentiment (9/18/2013)
Public Poll 24 Syria (9/17/2013)

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HPU Poll: No Apparent Increase in Obama and Others’ Job Approval
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HPU Poll: NC Residents Sour on Divided Government, Partisan Cooperation
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HPU Poll: Most North Carolinians Support Mandatory Vaccines and Smoking Ban
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  • HPU Poll: Most North Carolinians Support Mandatory Vaccines and Smoking Ban via @YahooFinance,
  • full consumer sentiment release and memo w/ numbers back to 2010 @HPUSurveyCenter,
  • "good time or bad time for people to buy major household items?" Feb 2015 Good 60% Bad 20% <--- Feb 2014 Good 47% Bad 31%,
  • more likely next 5 years: "continuous good times...or...periods of widespread unemployment or depression, or what?" good 27 bad 45,
  • Business: "the next twelve months we’ll have good times financially, or bad times, or what?" Feb2015 Good 38/Bad 31/Neither 15,