1992 - Page 2 of 2 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT ABORTION NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS; OPPOSE LAWS TO RESTRICT ABORTIONS

The complexity of the abortion issue is underscored by the range of different viewpoints expressed by New Jerseyans. While 2-in-3 residents oppose any new laws in New Jersey to restrict a woman’s right to have an abortion, 8-in-10 support parental notification and 7-in-10 favor spousal notification. However, when it comes to issues of personal choice. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 10, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ECONOMIC ISSUES TOP PUBLIC CONCERN LEADERS’ PERFORMANCE RATINGS REMAIN LOW

In the past year, economic issues have surpassed taxes on New Jerseyans’ list of important issues facing the state. According to the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, 2-in-5 name economic issues compared to 1-in-5 who say taxes are their chief concern.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 3, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC SCHOOL RATING DECLINES; NEW JERSEYANS REACT TO NEW SCHOOL PROGRAMS

New Jerseyans are more critical of the state’s public schools than they were five years ago. Four-in-ten give the public schools positive ratings — an 11 point decline, and parents of public school children are more likely to say that the quality of education in their school district has gotten worse than they were in … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 1, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

UNEMPLOYMENT HITS MANY NJ HOUSEHOLDS; CONSUMERS ASSESS HOUSING, AUTOMOBILE AND DURABLE GOODS MARKETS

More than one-third of New Jerseyans say that an adult in their household has been out of work and actively seeking a job in the past year, and one-in-five report that an unemployed adult in their household is currently looking for a job.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 23, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS CONTINUE TO FEEL THE BITE OF RECESSION

New Jerseyans’ pessimism about economic conditions remains at the same low levels as one year ago, with more than 4-in-10 saying that New Jersey is in “bad times economically, and 9-in-10 saying that the United States is in an economic recession.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 16, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SALES TAX ROLLBACKS REJECTED IF STATE SERVICES REDUCED; PROGRAM SPENDING PREFERENCES LISTED

A solid majority of New Jerseyans disapprove of the proposed state sales tax rollback from 7 to 6 percent if it results in a reduction of state services. However, without a reduction in services, 7-in-10 state residents approve of the one percent sales tax repeal.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 9, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BUSH RATINGS SINK/FLORIO RATINGS STABLE

President George Bush’s positive job performance rating is at an all time low of 37 percent in New Jersey. In addition, the President has an even lower positive rating of 16 percent for his handling of economic problems.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 2, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll