May 1973 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Only 26% reported having “read or heard anything about the primary elections in June”

With the gubernatorial primary set to take place June 5, the Eagleton Institute’s latest New Jersey Poll shows that only 26% of the persons sampled reported having “read or heard anything about the primary elections in June,” while 74% said they had not. The poll took place May 11 through 22 and contacted a statewide … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 30, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Politicians and political analysts alike regard ethnic group identification as a hallmark of New Jersey politics

Politicians and political analysts alike regard ethnic group identification as a hallmark of New Jersey politics. In a poll conducted between March 23 and 31, the Eagleton Institute surveyed 1224 adults in an attempt to measure the importance of the ethnic factor in state politics.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 16, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Many observers of New Jersey politics point out that the state exists in a media vacuum

Many observers of New Jersey politics point out that the state exists in a media vacuum, since all commercial television covering the state comes from New York City and Philadelphia and there is no other statewide source of political information. Where, then, does the New Jersey citizen get information about state politics?  

Posted at 12:01 am May 9, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey public continues to register considerable concern over environmental problems

While the New Jersey State Senate recently voted down a package of ecology measures, the New Jersey public continues to register considerable concern over environmental problems. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute, found that 73% of the state’s citizens considered air pollution caused by automobiles to be a serious problem.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 7, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll