The 2018 State of the Garden State Series

As a new administration takes shape in Trenton, where does the Garden State stand on some of the most important policy issues and areas in New Jersey?

STATE OF THE GARDEN STATE: NEW JERSEYANS UPSET WITH NJ ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TAXES; STILL POSITIVE ABOUT NJ BUT LESS SO THAN IN THE PAST THREE IN TEN SAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO MOVE OUT OF STATE

FEB 5, 2018 – New Jerseyans are in a malaise these days when it comes to the Garden State: they are angry about the state’s economic climate, and even though they still rate the state positively as a place to live, they are mostly pessimistic about the direction the state is headed. While the vast majority love the neighborhood they are living in, a sizable number of residents – more than in the past – say they would like to move somewhere else. These are some of the main findings from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll late last year, as detailed in the newly released “2018 State of the Garden State” report.

Services updatedPARENTS OFFER RINGING ENDORSEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BUT BELIEVE STANDARDIZED TESTING HAS GONE OVERBOARD

FEB 8, 2018 – The vast majority of parents who currently have children in the state’s public school system are highly satisfied with the quality of education their child receives: 80 percent say their child’s school is doing an “excellent” or “good” job. Public school parents are also quite positive about the quality of teachers and administrators, safety, school facilities and equipment, and the amount of individual attention their child gets. However, by a margin of 52 percent to 6 percent, more public school parents feel there is “too much” rather than “too little” standardized testing in their child’s school. These are some of the main findings from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll late last year, as part of the “2018 State of the Garden State” series.

Public School Parents' Child's, Community, and State School Ratings

Public School Parents’ Child’s, Community, and State School Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Rutgers-Eagleton Poll was conducted by telephone using live callers Nov. 15-27, 2017 with a scientifically selected random sample of 1,203 New Jersey adults, 18 or older.