July 1987 - Center for Public Interest Polling

PRISON OVERCROWDING: PUBLIC WILLING TO PAY FOR MORE SPACE; SUPPORT LONGER SENTENCES FOR DRUG OFFENDERS

A large majority of 7-in-la New Jerseyans say they would favor a bond issue to raise almost $200 million dollars for the construction of new prison facilities in the state. And, by an even wider margin, most residents say they support longer prison sentences for people convicted of crimes involving illegal drugs, according to the … Read more …

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

NEW JERSEYANS CIVIC CONTRIBUTIONS: DONATING TIME AND MONEY TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Last night’s fireworks celebrated more than the nation’s independence. The Fourth of July is also a tribute to an American spirit of public involvement. New Jerseyans, it seems, are doing their fair share. The latest Star-ledger/Eagleton Poll shows the majority of state residents volunteer time and donate money to charity and non-profit groups on an … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 5, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll