March 1986 - Center for Public Interest Polling
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME: NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS FAVOR ALLOWING CHILDREN WITH AIDS TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL; PUBLIC VERY AWARE, FAIRLY CONCERNED, BUT ONLY PARTLY INFORMED ABOUT THE DISEASE
Over 80 percent of the New Jersey public feels that children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, should be allowed to attend schools, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. There is some disagreement, however, on whether these children should be allowed to attend regular classes or if they should be taught separately.
A new Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll shows the number of New Jerseyans saying they regularly use seat belts has doubled since 1984–a dramatic Increase since the law requiring drivers and front seat passengers to wear them went into effect a year ago.
Most New Jerseyans continue to feel their state and local taxes are too high, and that they don’t get their money’s worth for those taxes. Despite this feeling, however, lopsided majorities also remain in favor of maintaining or increasing government spending for a wide range of programs, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.
Garden State residents are evenly divided over the proposed widening of the New Jersey Turnpike, with equal numbers approving and disapproving of the project. In addition, the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton poll shows that a large majority of residents say they would rather see the money for the Turnpike project spent on improving the state’s mass transportation … Read more …
While most New Jerseyans have not read or heard anything about Governor Kean’s proposal for creating an office of Lieutenant Governor, a solid majority of residents think it is a good idea, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. The public is less certain, however, about amending the state’s constitution to allow for initiative and referendum, … Read more …