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.
‘Bathroom Bill’ Repeal: North Carolina Seeks to Move on After Very Long Year
NC State political scientist Steve Greene talks about the state's identity in the wake of the repeal of HB2. Does the compromise bill go far enough to lure back companies concerned about discrimination?
What North Carolina’s Power-Stripping Laws Mean For New Gov. Roy Cooper
"Shifting some power away from the executive branch towards the legislative branch, when the legislature has power to do that, I think that’s reasonable,” said Steven Greene, a political science professor at NC State University. “What I don’t think is reasonable, and it’s a very bad precedent, is to do that right in the context where you’ve lost an election.”
Behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ breakdown, shattered trust
North Carolina's failed attempt to repeal its bathroom bill spoke to fault lines that have been deepened by hyper-partisanship. Steven Greene, political science, featured.
Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Weaken Incoming NC Gov’s Power
"North Carolina is a microcosm of the divisions in the US electorate, but on steroids: The gap between white voters with and without college degrees is huge, the white to nonwhite gap is huge, and the rural-urban gap is huge," Steven Greene, a political scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, told the Christian Science Monitor.
Where Every Vote is Counted, Even Those for Bigfoot
"Elections in America are very resistant to hacking in the broad sense because they are so distributed. When you consider that this is something that happens on a county-by-county basis, if you wanted to mess with the process, it’s very complicated." Steven Greene, political science, featured.
NC Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Defeat
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory conceded Monday that he lost his re-election bid, delivering a valuable consolation prize for Democrats, who lost both the presidential and U.S. Senate race in the Tarheel state. The race represents the only loss for an incumbent governor this year, and experts attribute the anomaly overwhelmingly to HB2, the bathroom bill. "It was a self-inflicted, fatal wound to his re-election," said Steven Greene, a political science professor at NC State University.
Lending Insight to Election 2016
Scholars from NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs are helping inform voters during election season. Check out these news stories and other media featuring political scientists Michael Cobb, Steven Greene, Mark Nance and Andy Taylor.
Handful of States Could Decide U.S. Election
Just five of the 50 states - Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida - may hold the key to deciding whether Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. Steven Greene, political science, featured.
Republicans Battle Trump Factor in Effort to Build Veteran Vote
In North Carolina, perhaps the tightest of this year’s battlegrounds, the Republican National Committee is trying to put in place a plan to boost its support among the huge number of veterans in the state. Their plan could be stymied by the lingering resentment Mr Trump has built up among some former military personnel, including, this week, by implying that veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were not strong. Steven Greene, political science, featured.