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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. 

Jan 25, 2017

Foreign Affairs Expert Offers Insight On Impact of U.S. Withdrawal From TPP

Reporters interested in learning more about what the TPP withdrawal may mean for international trade or U.S. foreign policy in Asia can contact Jessica C. Liao. 

Nov 9, 2016

Breaking Down the 2016 Election

Want a better understanding of just what happened during the 2016 election cycle? Join NC State political science experts at two events this week to discuss and analyze Donald Trump's win over Hillary Clinton and other significant outcomes from one of the most compelling elections in U.S. history. 

Oct 19, 2016

NC State Experts Offer Insight On Key Election Issues

Experts from NC State can offer insight into key issues facing the presidential contenders, including North Carolina voters, race, national security, foreign policy, federal tax plans and the economy. 

Oct 12, 2016

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Both School Diversity And Neighborhood Schools

In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools.