March 1998 - Center for Public Interest Polling

REGIONALIZATION: LITTLE AWARENESS, LITTLE CONSENSUS

Despite the clear pressure of increasing property taxes which might drive citizens to consider consolidating municipal services, “regionalization”–where municipalities share services in order to reduce costs–remains an inside-Trenton issue. The vast majority of the New Jersey residents have heard little or nothing about the idea.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 30, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOLUNTEER AND CIVIC BEHAVIORS: A PORTRAIT OF NEW JERSEY’S SAMARITANS

An impressive number of New Jersey citizens are deeply involved in the lives of their communities or in causes and issues that are of personal importance to them, according to the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 22, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

HOV (Highly Overrated Vaccine?) LANES: IS THE CURE WORSE THAN THE DISEASE?

New Jersey residents are caught in gridlock over HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes. While most people think they are a good idea in principle, they have serious reservations about how effective HOV lanes are in promoting car pooling and reducing traffic congestion, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 8, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

DUH and DUMBER: New Jersey Residents Know Little about their Politics and Government

New Jerseyans are woeflully ignorant about some basic facts of political life in their state, a new study has found. Consider the following from the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton poll: • Only half of the public knows that Republicans control the New Jersey state legislature. • Just one-in-three can name either of the two U.S. Senators from … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 1, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll