September 1987 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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