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The Meredith College Poll

Political Partisanship and Fake News – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Meredith College Poll explored North Carolinians’ views about fake news, their media usage, and political divisions.

The Meredith College Poll surveyed registered voters in North Carolina, asking questions including the following:

  • How often do they encounter fake news? How confident are they that they can recognize fake news?
  • Where do they get their political news?
  • How do they view the direction of the country?
  • What are their perceptions of conservatives and liberals?

With this poll, Meredith College used both an email survey and a live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 876 registered voters of North Carolina between February 19-28, 2017. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points for registered voters.

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Media Inquiries

Members of the media may contact the following faculty and staff for more information about The Meredith College Poll.

David B. McLennan, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Political Science
(919) 760-2287 (office)
(919) 345-7334 (mobile)

Whitney Ross Manzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
(919) 760-8540 (office)

Melyssa Allen
News Director
(919) 760-8455 (office)

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Status of Women in N.C. Politics

Meredith College has released a new report that examines The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics. The report covers the political offices held by women and offers solutions to improving women’s representation. The release of the report on The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics was part of Meredith’s weeklong focus on women in public service during which the College also released the results of its inaugural Meredith College Poll, focused on voter opinions about women in politics, and presented its 2015 Woman of Achievement Award to former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker.


General Information:

Matthew Poslusny, Provost
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Press Contact:

Melyssa Allen, News Director
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