Investigations & Reports
March 1, 2016 -
Young Latino voters are a growing voting bloc among Southerners who will have the chance this week to cast their ballots for this year's presidential nominees.
February 19, 2016 -
A new Institute report finds that young Latino voters will be a key factor in the coming years in strengthening the voice of the Latino community in the South.
October 15, 2015 -
A new Institute report finds that whites make up 95 percent of the state's largest political donors to high-profile contests and account for 97 percent of the big donations.
May 28, 2015 -
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has become a leading national advocate for expanded offshore drilling — a role that builds on almost three decades of his close personal, economic and political ties to the energy industry.
May 15, 2015 -
Diana Roberts of Charlotte, North Carolina battled the odds to become a U.S. citizen and looked forward to voting in last year's elections. But her dream was crushed after the state wrongly flagged her as a non-citizen.
March 12, 2015 -
Independent political groups unaffiliated with campaigns spent more than $10 million in North Carolina's 2014 state-level elections, nearly tripling the amount spent on legislative races two years earlier. While Republicans enjoyed a slight edge in support, Democrats are catching up.
February 11, 2015 -
A Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report reveals the top power players in North Carolina politics, based on their lobbying clout and spending on state elections. It's a snapshot of the special interests that are best able to make their voices heard -- and push their agenda -- with state lawmakers.