MY LIFE’S SO BRIGHT I’VE GOT TO WEAR SHADES! NEW JERSEYANS FACE THE NEXT DECADE WITH OPTIMISM ABOUT BASIC QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

Posted at 12:01 am December 27, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Quality of Life, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Yep. Things look pretty good. The average New Jerseyan is decidedly optimistic about the future. Consider the following:

• For every person who thinks they and their family will have less money to spend, there are 13 who think they will have more to spend in the next 10 years or so.
• For every person who thinks their housing situation will get worse, there are 8 who expect theirs lo get better.
• For every person who thinks their job situation will get worse, there are 7 who think theirs is going to improve in the next decade.
• For every person who thinks they will have less leisure time for doing the things he or she wants to do. there are 3 who thinks they will have more time.

The only ray of caution that shines in is a concern about the pace of life around where people live—here as many say things will get worse as say they expect things to get better over the next 10 years.

 

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