1989 - Page 2 of 2 - Center for Public Interest Polling

THE NEW JERSEY SHORE: POLLUTION CONCERNS SUBSIDE, BUT IMAGE STILL TARNISHED

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend in full swing, New Jerseyans are more optimistic about pollution at the Jersey Shore than they were a year ago. However, there has been a continuing decline in the positive image of the Shore among state residents, according to a recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 2, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO MORE WIDELY KNOWN AT THE START OF THE ‘89 GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN–LEADS COURTER BY 17 POINTS

Coming off a decisive victory in the June 6 primary election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Florio begins the general election campaign more widely known to New Jersey voters than his Republican opponent Jim Courter.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 25, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY EXPERIENCING SURGE IN THE ARTS: MORE RESIDENTS FEEL THE STATE SHOULD BACK THE ARTS; MORE ATTEND CULTURAL EVENTS

In the past eight years, the number of New Jerseyans who feel the state should support the arts has grown. The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll shows a 10 point increase in the number of state residents who feel that beyond running the government the state should support the arts and try to enrich peoples’ lives.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 16, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AGREE: ABORTION IS A WOMAN’S PRIVATE DECISION, A MAJORITY FAVOR THE 1973 SUPREME COURT DECISION

A large majority of New Jerseyans –80 percent– believe that the decision to have an abortion is a private matter that should be left up to the woman to decide without government intervention.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 9, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS FAVOR MADATORY PHYSICAL EDUCATION, THINK GYM CLASSES ARE GOOD FOR STUDENTS

Governor Kean’s proposal to do away with mandatory gym classes in public schools, first floated earlier this year in his State of the State message, does not attract much public support. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, the vast majority of New Jerseyans–nearly 8-in- 10–say they favor the state requirement that public school students attend … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 2, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

AUTO INSURANCE: PUBLIC THINKS RATES COULD BE A LOT LOWER; MOST WOULD SCRAP SYSTEM AND START OVER

A large majority of New Jerseyans–nearly 3-in-4–believe auto insurance rates in the state could be “a lot” lower without putting insurance companies out of business. This represents a dramatic change from two years ago when only 4-in-10 felt this way.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 26, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS OFFER SUGGESTIONS FOR STATE SPENDING– SPEAK OUT ON STATE OFFICIALS, ISSUES, AND TAXES

As the New Jersey Legislature prepares to take a hard look at the state budget, residents have some clear preferences for how they want their tax money spent. The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll finds increasingly strong support for environmental spending. Also, a large majority of taxpayers want more spent on programs for the poor, the elderly, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 19, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll