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.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 30, 1986, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOTORING IN THE GARDEN STATE

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.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 23, 1986, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS: SPEND MORE BUT TAX US LESS

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.  

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

NEW JERSEYANS DIVIDED ABOUT WIDENING THE TURNPIKE

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 …

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

A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR?: THE PUBLIC SAYS “YES”; INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM?: THE PUBLIC ISN’T SURE

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 …

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