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Meredith College Poll

Perceptions of Women in Politics and Law Enforcement – Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 Meredith College Poll explored North Carolinians’ perceptions of women in both politics and law enforcement. How safe do North Carolinians feel? Do they believe men or women are better suited to political leadership? How do they perceive women and men in law enforcement?

To learn the answer to these questions, The Meredith College Poll surveyed registered voters in North Carolina. The Meredith College Poll asked questions about voters’ views on safety, respect for law enforcement, and women and men as law officers and chiefs. Questions also focused on perceptions of women and men as political leaders.

The survey was conducted using a live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 487 registered voters of North Carolina between September 18-22, 2016. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.43 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.

Lori Brown  (for questions related to Fall 2016 Meredith Poll - Women in Law Enforcement)
Professor of Sociology
(919) 760-8590 (office)

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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See Meredith College research on the status of women in N.C. politics.

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
(919) 760-8115
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Press Contact:

Melyssa Allen, News Director
(919) 760-8455
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