Civitas poll: North Carolina voters vastly overestimate NC ethnic diversity

The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows North Carolina voters overestimate the diversity of the state’s ethnic makeup. Voters’ average view is that the state’s population is 51.4 percent white, 33.5 percent black and 23.8 percent Latino. According to estimates* from the U.S. Census Bureau, 69.8 percent of North Carolinians are white 21.4 percent are black, and 8.3 percent are Latino or Hispanic.