New Jersey citizens are increasingly skeptical about the activities of all levels of government

Posted at 12:01 am June 20, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

In its latest New Jersey Poll the Eagleton Institute found that New Jersey citizens are increasingly skeptical about the activities of all levels of government. But the poll shows that charges of corruption have taken their greatest toll on attitudes of federal and state government and only marginally affected attitudes about local government. Eagleton polled a statewide random sample of 1214 adults between May 11 and 22 and asked If they thought each level of government–federal, state and local—— was “very corrupt”, “somewhat corrupt,” or “not at all corrupt.” The same questions were asked in a similar poll conducted 19 months earlier in October 1971.

 

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