1974 - Center for Public Interest Polling

By an almost three to one majority New Jerseyans oppose a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortions

By an almost three to one majority New Jerseyans oppose a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortions. According to the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, 71 percent oppose such an amendment while only 24 percent support it. The remaining 5 percent arc undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am December 18, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Almost one in five adults in New Jersey report having used marijuana

Almost one in five adults in New Jersey report having used marijuana. The latest flew Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds 19 percent of the state’s residents 18 years of age or older acknowledge having used marijuana at some time  

Posted at 12:01 am December 16, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Support for the elimination of penalties for the possession of marijuana has increased sharply over the last two years

Support for the elimination of penalties for the possession of marijuana has increased sharply over the last two years. Tile results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that almost half—–46 percent—- of adult New Jersey residents now agree that “penalties for the possession of a small … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 11, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A majority of New Jerseyans favor the imposition of wage and price controls

A majority of New Jerseyans favor the imposition of wage and price controls in order to deal with what they see as a deteriorating economic situation. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds wage and price controls favored by a substantial 52—33 margin with 16 percent undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am December 9, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Brendan Byrne’s rating as Governor has remained relatively unchanged over the last two months

Brendan Byrne’s rating as Governor has remained relatively unchanged over the last two months. The New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds that 34 percent of New jersoyans rate Byrne’s performance in office as “excellent” or “good” while 60 percent rate it “only fair” or “poor 0” The remaining 6 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 6, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans’ discontent with the way Gerald Ford has handled the presidency has risen sharply since September

New Jerseyans’ discontent with the way Gerald Ford has handled the presidency has risen sharply since September. The results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that 36 percent rate Ford’s overall performance as President “excellent” or “good” while a majority – 54 percent – term his … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 2, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey residents oppose an increase in the sales tax as a way of solving the state’s fiscal problems

New Jersey residents oppose an increase in the sales tax as a way of solving the state’s fiscal problems. Results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show 52 percent oppose increasing the sales tax even “if this helped reduce the local property tax for schools.” Only 39 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 27, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans are deeply divided over the confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President

New Jerseyans are deeply divided over the confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President. The results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show- that Rockefeller’s confirmation is narrowly favored by 47 percent to 44 percent with 9 percent undecided.

Posted at 12:01 am November 25, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey residents oppose a state income tax

By a narrow margin, New Jersey residents oppose a state income tax such as the one proposed this summer by Governor Brendan Byrne. Results of the latest New Jersey Poll show that an income tax 1 even “if it led to a reduction in local property taxes,” is opposed by 50 percent to 43 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 28, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Brendan Byrne’s rating as Governor has plummetted over the last four months

Brendan Byrne’s rating as Governor has plummeted over the last four months. The New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds that only 33 percent of New Jerseyans rate Byrne’s performance as “excellent” or “good” while 57 percent rate it “only fair” or “poor.” The remaining 10 percent offered no opinion. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll