NEW JERSEYANS DO NOT FAVOR LOWER GOVERNMENT SPENDING DESPITE BELIEF TAXES ARE TOO HIGH

Posted at 12:01 am February 21, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Even though the overwhelming majority of New Jerseyans believe their state and local taxes could be much lower, only a small minority favor reduced spending in most areas of state and local expenditures, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers based survey, after pointing out that “whether taxes can be raised or lowered depend on whether state and local government spends more or less money” asked if “more money, less money, or about the same amount of money” should be spent in fourteen different areas of state and local expenditures. For 13 out of the 14 areas more than seven-in—ten felt that expenditures should either increase or remain the same. In only one area – welfare – did a majority favor spending less money.

 

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