May 2003 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEY VACATION PLANS – READY FOR TAKEOFF

War, terrorism, a bad economy? Fuggedaboudit! New Jersey is going on vacation. The latest Star-Leclger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll found that most residents plan on taking time off for fun and sun this summer. And many are traveling out of state to do so.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 25, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, New Jersey, Recreation, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism

HOW WOMEN AND MEN ARE DIFFERENT: WOMEN MORE EMOTIONAL; MEN MORE AGGRESSIVE

Why ask? Well, in a survey conducted in March of 2000 we found that almost everyone in New Jersey (90%) believes “men and women have fundamentally different natures.” We wanted to find out more about this. In what ways did people see women and men as different? Was this something that men and women would … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 23, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY AND RODNEY DANGERFIELD: PERFECT TOGETHER – HOW THE U.S. VIEWS US

For over 30 years the Eagleton Institute has been surveying New Jersey residents to explore what we think about our state, its politics and policies, culture and quality of life. Now, in partnership with the Newark Stat–Ledge;-, we have for the first time asked people living elsewhere in the country for their views of New … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 18, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CONCERNS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DECLINE; BUT NEW JERSEYANS WANT STATE TO STAY VIGILANT WITH ANTI-POLLUTION MEASURES

In a post-Saddam world and with the state facing a large budget deficit, New Jersey’s views on the seriousness of environmental problems and water pollution have declined. Less than one-third of residents view these environmental conditions as very serious problems today. Just a few years ago, most New Jerseyans saw these as very serious problems … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 14, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOVERNOR McGREEVEY: “NOT DEAD AT ALL. THANKS FOR ASKING.”

Trying to find anyone inside of Trenton with something nice to say about Jim McGreevey lately has been a little like trying to find Saddam Hussein. Republicans are openly enthusiastic about the prospect of running against McGreevey in two years; some Democratic leaders are quietly whispering about a primary challenge to the Governor. But the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 11, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SUGGEST ITEMS FOR THE BUDGET AX; PESSIMISM ABOUT THE STATE’S ECONOMY GROWS

As the Governor and state legislature hunker down to pass a constitutionally mandated balanced budget, a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll finds that state residents continue to favor the Governor’s approach of cutting services instead of raising taxes — it’s just a question of which services. This comes at a time when New Jerseyans voice their most … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 8, 2003, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll