2003 - Page 2 of 3 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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

“QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT” RATINGS DECLINE STEEPLY IN NEW JERSEY

This is not a pretty picture: For it shows there has been a dramatic decline in the public trust–in how New Jerseyans describe the quality of their government– over just the last two years. In April 2001, positive ratings of excellent or good outnumbered negative ones of only fair or poor by a margin of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 2, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY PERVASIVE AND TROUBLING; WEB USE PLATEAUS WITH STATUS GAP REMAINING

The Internet is a portal to discovery unbounded by geography and time. But for many New Jerseyans it is also an unwanted window to a seamy side of life. Better than 6 in 10 regular Internet users have encountered pornography while simply browsing the web; a similar number have received pornography from an unsolicited e-mail. … Read more …

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

PUBLIC OPINION OF GOVERNOR McGREEVEY AT YEAR 1

James E. McGreevey was inaugurated the 51st Governor of New Jersey just 126 days after the World Trade Center buildings fell, inheriting a weak economy and a gaping budget deficit. Not a hand that many would like to have to play. But this is the job McGreevey wanted, a job he had campaigned for non-stop … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 16, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

AUTO INSURANCE: THE ISSUE THAT DOESN’T GO AWAY

When James McGreevey first ran for governor in 1997, auto insurance reform was one of the key issues he used to nearly unseal incumbent Christie Whitman. And while more residents today are satisfied with their auto policies than were six years ago, a sizable number have experienced rising premiums in the past year.  

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

NEW JERSEYANS STAND BEHIND DOCTORS ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

Last week, many of the state’s health care professionals temporarily shut their doors to protest the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance. New Jersey’s citizens stand behind this action, and they tend to blame excessive litigation and mismanaged insurance companies rather than incompetent care by doctors for the current problem. A majority of residents give … Read more …

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