Source Archives: Civitas Institute

  • State Republican and Democratic Leaders Invited to Unaffiliated Voter Poll Lunch

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Civitas Institute has extended an invitation to leaders of both the North Carolina Republican and Democratic parties to speak at our August 23rd Poll Lunch in Raleigh, as guest commentators. The August poll is unique to ...

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  • Getting the Story Straight: Parental Choice and the Public Schools

    Public school advocates on the Left in North Carolina increasingly claim that parental choice and the public schools are a zero-sum policy option. “When parental choice expands, the public schools are hurt.” “Parental choice takes away needed ...

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  • July Civitas Newspaper: Amendment Mania

    The July issue features coverage of some of the new constitutional amendments that will appear on North Carolina ballots for the November midterm elections. Civitas has covered the income tax cap amendment and Voter ID in depth. Some partisan ideologues ...

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  • CIVITAS POLL: Budd Leads in NC-13 Congressional Race

    RALEIGH, N.C. – In the latest Civitas Poll, Republican Congressman Ted Budd leads Democrat Kathy Manning by 5 points. The poll, conducted July 12-16, 2018, surveyed 537 likely voters in North Carolina’s 13thCongressional District. The exact text of the ...

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  • NAEP Scores: Beyond the Government Spin

    This spring, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction declared ‘NC holds steady on most measures of national assessment.’ The assessment in question was the 2017 version of the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) – commonly referred to ...

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  • In Memoriam: Allen Bean, 1960-2018

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Allen Gray Bean, a well-loved and respected member of our Civitas family. For the past four years, Allen provided valuable research and information technology expertise for our organization. He ...

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  • CIVITAS POLL: McCready Leads in NC-09 Congressional Race

    RALEIGH, N.C. – In the latest Civitas Poll, Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready leads Republican Mark Harris by 7 points. The poll, conducted July 5-8, 2018, surveyed 543 likely voters in North Carolina’s 9thcongressional district, a seat currently held ...

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  • Can Government Be Run ‘Like a Business’?

    Business and bureaucratic management bear no resemblance to each other Bureaucrats must be loyal to rigid decrees from above, while business management has discretion over how to serve customers and make a profit Increasing the size and scope of government ...

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  • Why Central Planners Want You to Think of the Economy as an Engine

    The economy is a complex process of mutual cooperation and adjustment, not a designed “tool” or entity with a will of its own Intricate patterns of production and exchange emerge from these actions But central planners want you ...

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  • 2018 Legislative Recap  

    On Friday, June 29th the North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up the short session of the 2017-18 legislative term. Like all sessions, this one was a combination of good and bad. There were conservative victories (e.g. reductions in the ...

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