ELON, N.C. – A poll conducted by Elon University, in collaboration with the N.C. General Assembly Program Evaluation Division, has determined that a slim majority of North Carolinians support allowing private businesses to sell liquor.
The same poll also found that about half the state agrees with keeping ABC stores closed on Sunday.
Should North Carolina have ABC Stores or allow private retailers to sell liquor?
- 52 percent support closing ABC stores and allowing private businesses to sell liquor
- 32 percent were opposed to closing ABC stores
- 16 percent said they didn’t know
If private retailers are allowed to sell liquor in North Carolina, which ones should be allowed to?
- 57 percent said retailers who already sell beer and wine should be allowed to
- 37 percent said sales should be limited to liquor stores only
- 8 percent said they didn’t know
- 4 percent says “something else”
Should ABC Stores be open on Sunday?
- 52 percent said ABC stores should remain closed on Sunday
- 37 percent said ABC stores should be open on Sunday
- 10 percent said they didn’t know
Additionally, 45 percent of Democrats were in favor of allowing ABC stores to conduct sales on Sunday, only 22 percent of Republicans held that view.