1987 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MOST RESIDENTS DON’T THINK THEY HAVE A RADON PROBLEM; MANY EXPECT SERIOUS ENERGY CRISIS IN NEXT 5 YEARS

Nine-in-ten New Jerseyans still do not think that radon might be a problem in their own home, despite a State Department of Environmental Protection report released in September which found one-third of homes tested statewide had unsafe levels of the harmful gas.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 22, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CRIME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: NOT A MAJOR CONCERN FOR MANY. BUT 1-IN-4 AVOID SOME PLACES FOR SAFETY

More than 1-in-4 New Jerseyans say there are places near where they live which they don’t go to because they would not feel safe, while nearly that many residents report that they don’t feel completely safe in their own homes at night, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 15, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS GIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS HIGH GRADES: SUPPORT FOR STATE TAKEOVER PLAN DECLINES

New Jerseyans are now giving higher ratings than they were a few years ago to the performance of public schools in the state, and are even more upbeat about both their local schools and the job that teachers in their schools are doing, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 8, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

KEAN JOB RATING DOWN BUT GOVERNOR REMAINS IMMENSELY POPULAR; PUBLIC UNAWARE OF PARTY CONTROL OF LEGISLATURE

While New Jersey Governor Tom Kean’s job performance rating has declined slightly from its high point in February of this year, he remains an extraordinarily popular figure among Garden State residents as voters prepare to go to the polls Tuesday to choose representatives for the State Senate and Assembly.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 1, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE 1987 LEGISLATIVE ELECTION: ELECTORATE MORE DEMOCRATIC THAN IN 1985

A new Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll finds the mood of the New Jersey electorate to be more favorable to the Democratic Party than was the case in 1985, the last time a statewide election was held. In that election, with Governor Thomas Kean leading the ticket, Republicans captured control of the Assembly from the Democrats by a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 25, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT PART 4 – AIR AND WATER QUALITY: NEW JERSEYANS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH EFFECTS OF AIR AND WATER POLLUTION: WILL PAY HIGHER TAXES TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS

New Jerseyans are far from satisfied with the quality of the air they breathe and the water they drink, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. The survey also finds that Garden State residents give state government low marks for the job it is doing protecting their environment, and are willing to pay for healthier air … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 20, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT PART 3 – RADON: NEW JERSEYANS UNDERESTIMATE EXTENT AND CONSEOUENCES OF RADON SITUATION; BUT AWARENESS OF PROBLEM INCREASES

The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll shows that the vast majority of New Jerseyans dramatically underestimate both the extent of the radon problem in the state as well as the possibility that their own homes are threatened by the colorless and’ odorless gas.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 13, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT PART 2B – TOXIC WASTE: PUBLIC RESPONSE TO THE SITING OF TOXIC WASTE FACILITIES – NIMBY, COMMUNITY INCENTIVES AND OPPOSITION TACTICS

While slightly fewer New Jersey residents would oppose the building of a toxic waste treatment plant in their community than was the case one year ago, a clear majority would continue to oppose such a facility. Moreover, possible incentives people could be offered–such as financial compensation, health and safety assurances, or an increase in community … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 7, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT PART 2A- -TOXIC WASTE: CONCERN REMAINS HIGH: RATING OF GOVERNMENTAL PERFORMANCE LOW REDUCTION OF TOXIC MATERIALS PREFERRED OVER NEW FACILITIES WHILE NEW STATE FACILITY O.K.. “NOT IN MY BACKYARD”

New Jerseyans remain highly concerned about the problem of toxic and chemical materials both in their state and their home communities, and continue to be unimpressed with the job state government is doing in cleaning up hazardous materials.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 6, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT PART I – SOLID WASTE: PUBLIC RECOGNIZES AND RESPONDS TO CRISIS – SUPPORTS TRASH SEPARATION; RECYCLING UP

New Jerseyans are rallying in response to the state’s solid waste crisis. The vast majority of citizens recognize the problem as a very serious one, they enthusiastically endorse strong measures to ease the situation, and recycling in New Jersey homes has risen sharply in just the last six months.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 30, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll