Nearly two out of three respondents in the latest Elon University Poll are unaware that North Carolina laws exist to make many state government records open to inspection by residents.
Registered voters in a November survey showed increasing dissatisfaction with many of their elected leaders and highlighted healthcare as the most important issue in the country.
The assistant professor of political science spoke with North Carolina's statewide cable news channel about visible disagreements among members of the Republican Party.
Several regional news sources, including News 14 Carolina and the Associated Press, reported on findings from an Elon University Poll conducted in September 2013.
Shifts are open from Sept. 13-16 inside the Gray Pavilion in the Academic Village.
The assistant professor of political science offered a word of caution about a recent academic report calling for enhanced security at U.S. nuclear plants.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin sparked cries of a broken system from many Americans, but Assistant Professor Kenneth Fernandez warns about the risks of possible court reforms.
The New York Times and other national media outlets have recently published opinions critical of the state, but Assistant Professor Jason Husser counters that the best is yet to come in North Carolina.
Currently supervised by assistant professor Kenneth Fernandez, the Elon University Poll immerses students in current events by holding frequent regional and statewide public opinion surveys on issues of importance to North Carolinians and other southern states.
Directed by associate professor Sharon Spray, the National Campaign for Political & Civic Engagement is a non-partisan group that fosters political awareness and civic engagement among students.