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Jan 24, 2024

Study: The More People Know About Pregnancy, the More Likely They Are to Support Access to Abortion

The more people know about pregnancy, the more likely they are to oppose legislation that limits women’s access to abortions – regardless of political ideology. 

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Jul 20, 2023

How Partisan Politics Could Help Public Health

Study suggests partisan politics can be used to encourage the public to get vaccinated. 

Jun 5, 2023

Another Day in the White House

Andrew Bates was willing and ready to drop out of NC State so he could live the dream of anyone who has ever volunteered for a political campaign: a full-time job in the White House. Before Bates could drop out, however, he received a crucial piece of advice from White House Chief Communications Officer Dan Pfeiffer,… 

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Feb 8, 2023

Study: Abortion Views Closely Tied to Views on Race, Religion

The study provides the first empirical evidence of the strong relationship between racial attitudes and beliefs about abortion rights. 

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Oct 17, 2022

Beasley, Budd and the Nationalization of North Carolina Politics

What stands out about the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina? 

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Sep 14, 2022

The Rise of ‘Anti-Politics’ and Why We Need to Reconsider Political Life

How did politics get its bad rap? Why does that matter? And what can we do about it? 

Feb 25, 2022

NC State Experts on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Media looking for expertise on the Russian invasion of Ukraine can contact the following NC State experts. 

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Jul 27, 2021

Political Discussions Focused on Consensus More Comfortable, Less Divisive for Students

A study led by an NC State researcher found more U.S. high school students felt respected in a political discussion designed as a deliberation. 

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Jan 11, 2021

Motherhood Does Not Drive Support For Gun Control

Parenthood doesn’t have a substantial effect on the gun control views of men or women. 

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Sep 15, 2020

Study Suggests Financial Holdings Influenced Key Votes For House Lawmakers

Many lawmakers have voted to support their financial interests, regardless of their politics. 

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May 31, 2019

Politicians Walk the Walk, When It Comes to Financial Investments

Study of Congress finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks. 

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Jan 24, 2019

Maternal Instincts Don’t Explain the Gender Gap on GM Foods

Why are women more skeptical about GM foods? 

Nov 26, 2018

Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana. 

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Oct 31, 2018

Political Science Experts Offer Insights on National, NC Elections

Experts from North Carolina State University can offer insight into this year’s elections, as well as what outcomes may mean for policy issues both nationally and in North Carolina. 

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Jun 25, 2018

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections.