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MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS CONCERNED ABOUT QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER, WATER POLLUTION

Like much of the nation in the wake of the Flint, Mich. water crisis, New Jerseyans are concerned about the quality of their drinking water, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Amid reports of similar lead problems here at home, 52 percent of New Jersey residents are concerned about the water they drink: 33 percent … Read more …

Posted at 10:44 am March 11, 2016, in Environment, 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

THE NEW JERSEY STATE PLAN

As the State Planning Commission prepares to adopt an updated version of the New Jersey State Plan this week, residents rate the existing version of the plan as largely ineffectual. While New Jerseyans feel that the goals of the State Plan are very important, after nearly a decade under the Plan they see little, if … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 25, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES IN NEW JERSEY: TREADING (DIRTY) WATER

Attitudes about environmental conditions in New Jersey have changed little over the last 15 years. And that’s not necessarily good news. The majority of state residents remain seriously concerned about the disposal of solid and toxic wastes, and about air and water quality.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 2, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

JERSEYANS ON THE ENVIRONMENT: SERIOUSNESS OF OCEAN POLLUTION DROPS AS RATING OF STATE GOVERNMENT IMPROVES

Half of New Jersey residents give positive ratings to state government’s job performance in protecting the environment—a substantial improvement from three years ago when only 24 percent gave that rating.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 11, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll