1986 - Center for Public Interest Polling

PUBLIC SAYS HOME COMPUTERS ARE HERE TO STAY; MOST SEE BENEFITS FROM COMPUTERS IN THE WORKPLACE

Home computers are not just a passing fad but are here to stay, so say the vast majority of New Jerseyans. Most of the public, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton poll, also sees positive benefits from the growing use of computers in the workplace and at home–such as making workers more productive, making work more … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 23, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TAX REFORM AND THE ECONOMY: NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT FEDERAL TAX REFORM; SEE GOOD TIMES ECONOMICALLY FOR STATE AND SELVES

A majority of New Jerseyans favor the federal tax reforms recently passed by Congress and signed into law, despite the fact that 8-in-b residents believe they will pay the same or more in taxes under the new system and that only 2-in-lO feel it will help “people like themselves,” according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 16, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TOXIC WASTES IN NEW JERSEY: PUBLIC CONCERN IS ON THE RISE; MOST OPPOSE TREATMENT PLANT IN OWN COMMUNITY

After declining somewhat over the past several years, public concern over the problem of toxic and chemical wastes is on the rise again in New Jersey, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, The number of New Jerseyans who say they are personally “very concerned” over this issue has increased to nearly 7-in-10, while four-in-every-five residents … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 9, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS ON CONTROL OF LOCAL SCHOOLS: A NEAR MAJORITY FAVORS STATE TAKEOVER OF FAILING DISTRICTS; MOST UNAWARE OF PROPOSED PLAN

Nearly 1-in-2 New Jerseyans favor allowing the state government to temporarily take over and run local school districts that are not providing students with a quality education, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. The poll also reveals, however, that almost 7-in-to residents have not heard or read anything about the specific school district takeover proposals … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SEE DRUG ABUSE AS SERIOUS PROBLEM; PUBLIC SUPPORTS DRUG TESTING FOR THEMSELVES AND OTHERS

Nearly 80 percent of New Jerseyans feel the problem of illegal drug abuse in the state is “very serious,” and a clear majority supports the idea of mandatory drug testing in the workplace, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 26, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND PHONE DEREGULATION: SOME CONFUSION REMAINS, MAJORITY DISSATISFIED WITH CHANGES

Over two and a half years after the break-up of AT&T a majority of New Jerseyans still express some confusion about the changes made in the telephone industry, and a majority is also dissatisfied with these changes, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 24, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Gambling in the Garden State: Residents Evenly Split On 24 Hour Gambling; Lottery Most Popular Form of Gambling

New Jerseyans are evenly split over whether the state should allow 24 hour gambling in Atlantic City, with about one-in-three favoring the idea while an equal number are opposed, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 17, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS SUPPORT RIGHT TO DIE FOR THEMSELVES AND OTHERS; WOULD FAVOR LAW ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES

More than 4 out of every 5 New Jerseyans say they would want to be taken off life support machines and allowed to die if they were terminally ill or in a coma with no chance of recovery, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 10, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

INSURANCE REFORM: NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT LIMITS ON “PAIN AND SUFFERING” AWARDS

By a wide margin, most New Jerseyans would approve of putting some limit on pain and suffering awards to injury victims. By a narrower margin, a majority also supports allowing judges to reduce amounts awarded by juries for pain and suffering, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 3, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SAY “NO” TO SENATORIAL COURTESY, “YES” TO TAX AMNESTY; JOB RATINGS REMAIN HIGH FOR OFFICIALS AND INSTITUTIONS: PRESIDENT, GOVERNOR, STATE LEGISLATURE, AND STATE SUPREME COURT

By nearly a 2-to-1 margin, a majority of New Jerseyans think that the unwritten rule of “Senatorial Courtesy” – by which state Senators may block gubernatorial appointments of people from their home district – should be done away with, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 27, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll