December 1999 - Center for Public Interest Polling

THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY & THE INTERNET IN DAILY LIFE

With but a few days to a new year, decade, century, and according to some, millennium, it is easy to get lost in the hype of numbers. But here is one number that, we believe, is real, will endure and is important: the last Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll conducted at the turn of the century finds a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 29, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE FUTURE OF WORK LIFE IN NEW JERSEY: OPTIMISM LACED WITH CONCERNS

The work world is changing in dramatic fashion as we enter the new century. Looking ahead. New Jerseyans envision the future of work much as they have experienced the recent past–less job security and more stress, but more flexibility, and Thank God. computers and technological innovation.  

Posted at 12:01 am December 28, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MY LIFE’S SO BRIGHT I’VE GOT TO WEAR SHADES! NEW JERSEYANS FACE THE NEXT DECADE WITH OPTIMISM ABOUT BASIC QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

Yep. Things look pretty good. The average New Jerseyan is decidedly optimistic about the future. Consider the following: • For every person who thinks they and their family will have less money to spend, there are 13 who think they will have more to spend in the next 10 years or so. • For every … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 27, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Quality of Life, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WHITHER NEW JERSEY? HOW THE PUBLIC EXPECTS THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE GARDEN STATE TO CHANGE OVER THE NEXT DECADE

Where is New Jersey heading at the turn of the century? What will the Garden State be like as a place to live, to get an education and a job, raise a Family, settle down and retire? Will race relations improve or sour? Will the gap between the cities and suburbs grow? Will traffic and over-crowding become … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 26, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Quality of Life, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A QUARTER CENTURY OF NEW JERSEY DEVELOPMENTS: SUCCESSES AND FAILURES

Ask the public to look in the rear-view mirror over the past quarter-century and they will tell you that the Meadowlands Sports Complex and the Performing Arts Center in Newark are New Jersey’s crowning accomplishments. The two most conspicuous failures are the State Plan to manage growth and development and efforts to persuade commuters to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 19, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LATE 20TH CENTURY INNOVATIONS AND CHANGES: TECHNOLOGY RULES; SOCIETY DROOLS

Looking back over the past quarter century, New Jerseyans are clearly happy with where technological innovation has led them. They enthusiastically embrace computers, the internet. television, cellular phones and even voice mail menus for businesses. State residents are less enamored with other, more human-led changes in society in the recent past. They bemoan a greater … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 12, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll