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END-OF-LIFE CARE IN NEW JERSEY: MAJORITY HAS THOUGHT ABOUT, DISCUSSED PLANS BUT FAR FEWER HAVE WRITTEN A LIVING WILL

In advance of National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16, more than six in 10 New Jerseyans say they are mostly comfortable with getting older and have even thought about and discussed their wishes for medical treatment near the end of their life. What residents are actually doing to prepare for this moment, and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 14, 2016, in Health Matters Poll, Healthcare, New Jersey, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

In the Aftermath of 2010 Elections, Republicans Want Congress to Fix Health Care Reform; Democrats Want Job Creation

New Jersey Democrats and Republicans have differing priorities for the new U.S. Congress, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While Democrats name “jobs” as their top priority, Republicans focus on fixing the health care reform law as the most important task for Congress. Independents, while having favored Republican congressional candidates by 11 points (46 percent to 35 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:22 pm December 14, 2010, in Congress, Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Unemployment

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT HEALTH CARE LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS

New Jerseyans generally support the health care reform law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows. While a late February Rutgers-Eagleton Poll found that two-thirds believed then that Congress should start over with the bill, 48 percent of New Jersey residents now support the law, while 40 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm April 8, 2010, in Congress, Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Obamacare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GARDEN STATE RESIDENTS SUPPORT HEALTH CARE REFORM BUT ARE UNHAPPY WITH PROPOSED BILL BEFORE CONGRESS

Support for health care reform remains strong in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll that finds 81 percent of residents say the healthcare system needs to be changed. Only 17 percent believe the current system works well enough.  

Posted at 12:00 am March 11, 2010, in Congress, Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND BELIEVE SYSTEM NEEDS CHANGE

While half of New Jersey residents with private health insurance are very satisfied with their coverage, 90 percent still say changes are needed and almost as many – 86 percent – consider health care reform at least “somewhat important,” according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.  

Posted at 12:00 am December 2, 2009, in Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

FEWER JERSEYANS’ REPORT BENEFITS FROM THE 30% STATE INCOME TAX REDUCTION; ATTITUDES TOWARD FEDERAL TAX CUTS AND MEDICARE

New Jerseyans’ expectations to benefit from the 30% state income tax reduction have been on a decline since February 1994. Currently 31 percent feel they have benefited from the tax cut program which is a 17 percentage point decrease from the beginning of Governor Christie Todd Whitman’s C term in office when 48 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 26, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

HEALTH CARE ISSUES: THE VIEW FROM NEW JERSEY SUPPORT FOR DRASTIC HEALTH CARE CHANGES AND UNIVERSAL COVERAGE DECLINES

During the last two years there has been a shift in New Jerseyans’ opinions about the nation’s health care system, from support for major changes to a more moderate approach. The percentage of state residents who feel the country’s health care system needs to be completely rebuilt has declined 12 percentage points from 50 to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 2, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOST NEW JERSEYANS ENDORSE LIVING WILLS; MAJORITY DON’T WANT RESTRICTIONS ON CARE THAT CAN BE REFUSED

Nearly nine-in-ten (88%) New Jerseyans support the right of an individual to make a living will and three-quarters (76%) say they would exercise that right if they needed hospital care, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. Also, by a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent, residents believe that there should not be restrictions on … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 14, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PHYSICAL HEALTH OF NEW JERSEYANS SMOKING IS DOWN; STRESS IS UP

Overall, New Jerseyans are feeling good about their own health. In a self-assessment, about 3-in-4 state residents say that they are in excellent or good health. In addition, less than half of the state’s residents say they have ever smoked cigarettes–a 13 point decline from five years ago, and less than 3-in-10 now smoke. Also … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 12, 1990, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll