November 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