March 1974 - Center for Public Interest Polling

New Jersey sportsman contributed over $100 million to the coastal fishing industry in the state

A study conducted by Rutgers University estimates that in 1973 the New Jersey sportsman contributed over $100 million to the coastal fishing industry in the state. The study was designed to estimate the number of persons who engaged in various kinds of fishing in 1973 by surveying a statewide sample of adults. The study found … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 20, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Never underestimate the power of events

“Never underestimate the power of events.” The truth of this rule, one of the cardinal rules of practicing politicians, is borne out by the latest poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute. The energy crisis, inflation and reports of misdeeds by men in high places have combined over the past year to fundamentally change the priorities … Read more …

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

There are very few defenders of New Jersey’s present tax structure

A recent poll conducted by Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute found very few defenders of New Jersey’s present tax structure. When presented with a statewide property tax or a state income tax as alternatives to the present system, only 13% chose the status quo. In responding to one question, approximately half the sample supported a statewide property … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 13, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey is ready to elect more women to public office

New Jersey is ready to elect more women to public office according to the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll. Eagleton asked a statewide sample of New Jersey’s voting age population if they would support “a well—qualified woman candidate” for public office. Results show that 91% of the sample would support a woman running for local … Read more …

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

Support for legalized gambling casinos in New Jersey has increased strikingly since last year

Support for legalized gambling casinos in New Jersey has increased strikingly since last year, according to the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll. The question “Would you be in favor of legalizing gambling casinos here in New Jersey?” was posed to a statewide random sample of 1226 New Jerseyans 18 years old and over between Jan. … Read more …

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

An overwhelming majority of N.J. citizens support the principle that the decision to have an abortion is a private matter

The Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll shows that an overwhelming majority of N.J. citizens support the principle that “the decision to have an abortion is a private matter that should be left to the parents to decide without government intervention.” The statewide survey found that 78% supported the position, 19% were opposed and 3% undecided. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 4, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll