May 1977 - Center for Public Interest Polling

AWARENESS OF PRIMARY INCREASES

As the June 7 primary approaches, more than half of all New Jersey residents have heard or read something about the primary, but far fewer can name any of the Gubernatorial hopefuls.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 31, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MARIJUANA USAGE UP SLIGHTLY IN NEW JERSEY

More than one in five New Jersey adults report having used marijuana, according to a recent Eagleton Poll. The statewide survey, taken in mid—April, finds that 22 percent of the state’s residents 18 years of age or older acknowledge having used marijuana at some time. This figure is up only slightly from 1974, when a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 22, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A majority of New Jersey residents now supports the elimination of penalties for the possession of marijuana

A majority of New Jersey residents now supports the elimination of penalties for the possession of marijuana, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The results of this statewide survey, conducted in mid-April, show that 54 percent of adult New Jerseyans agree that “penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana should be eliminated,” … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 15, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A majority of New Jerseyans reject the need for a state Income tax or any replacement tax

A majority of New Jerseyans reject the need for a state Income tax or any replacement tax, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. However, if they have to choose one tax program, a more graduated income tax receives the most support.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 11, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The property tax rebate checks have failed to alter opposition to New Jersey’s income tax package

The property tax rebate checks, distributed in late March, have failed to alter opposition to New Jersey’s income tax package. A majority of New Jerseyans still reject extension of the tax beyond its scheduled 1978 expiration date.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 3, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll