November 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