Study: 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 from political science professor Steven Greene finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana.
Americans Love Families. American Policies Don’t.
NC State political scientist Steve Greene spoke with the New York Times about the disconnect between the reverence politicians and voters have for families and the policies they enact.
Advocates Rally in Opposition to Border Separation Policy
NC State political scientist Steve Greene discusses with ABC-11 News some of the political implications involved with the United States' policies of separating children from their parents at the nation's border.
Politicians Turn to Social Media: No Filter, No Follow-Ups
Social media can help leaders connect with constituents. It also allows them to put out their points unchallenged. In a well-functioning democracy, it is essential that public servants are responsive to the people, and the media in some cases, is the representative of the people. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
New North Carolina Governor to Face Resolute GOP Legislature
Governor-elect Roy Cooper, who will take office after Republican incumbent Pat McCrory finally conceded Monday in their close race, will face an uphill struggle with veto-proof chambers in the state legislature. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
Will North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Concede This Week?
Trailing his opponent by over 10,000 votes nearly a month after Election Day, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory could be close to accepting defeat. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
NC Gov. Pat McCrory Files for Recount as Challenger’s Lead Grows
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has formally requested a statewide recount of votes in his close race with Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, as pressure mounts on the incumbent Republican to concede two weeks after the election. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
North Carolina Basks—and Sweats—in Election Spotlight
The 2016 election could hinge on the Tar Heel State, and with the polls now open, the cross currents here can be mind-boggling. Most analysts agree it will be nearly impossible for Trump to win the White House without North Carolina's 15 electoral votes, which Mitt Romney won in 2012. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
Are Trump and Clinton Through Flirting With NC?
North Carolina has been becoming more important in presidential balloting because we are "flippable.” In 2008, Barack Obama beat John McCain by 14,000 votes of 4.3 million cast here, and then lost in 2012 to Mitt Romney by about two percentage points. Steven Greene, political science, featured.
Presidential Campaigns Overshadow NC’s Senate and Governor Races
Want to see NC’s Senate and governor candidates make campaign speeches? Good luck with that. Thanks to North Carolina’s swing state status, the presidential campaigns have overshadowed the major statewide races. Steve Greene, political science, featured.