NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT STATE LOTTERY, THOUGH MANY SEE NEGATIVE SOCIAL COSTS

Posted at 12:01 am February 28, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The vast majority of New Jerseyans- -more than 3-in-s–support the existence of the State Lottery, and an equal number believe it is a legitimate way for the state to raise money. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, however, many citizens also recognize some possibly negative sides to the lottery- -such as encouraging people to gamble who cannot afford it, or contributing to an increase in compulsive or problem gambling.

 

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