Raleigh  A June Civitas poll reveals that only 38 percent of likely registered voters in North Carolina believe the recent media coverage surrounding House Bill 2 was “accurate and balanced.”

Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “If you look at the numbers, what is most interesting is that just 10 percent of likely voters said the media coverage was ‘very accurate and balanced,’ while more than three times that number felt that the media was ‘not at all accurate and balanced.’”



The text of the actual question is below:

Thinking for a moment, about the debate over House Bill 2, also referred to as the transgender bathroom issue … In your opinion, which of the following best reflects your views regarding the accuracy and balance of North Carolina news media coverage on the issue …  Would you say… 

38%        Total accurate and balanced
50%        Total not accurate and balanced

10%        Very accurate and balanced
28%        Somewhat accurate and balanced
16%        Not too accurate and balanced
34%        Not at all accurate and balanced
11%        Undecided/ Don’t Know
1%          Refused

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The poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken June 21-23, 2016.

Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller voting in North Carolina, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.