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NEW JERSEYANS NEARLY UNANIMOUS ABOUT SERIOUSNESS OF OPIOID PROBLEM IN GARDEN STATE, MOST LIKELY TO HOLD DOCTORS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Virtually all New Jerseyans believe opioid addiction to prescription pain medication is a “very” (73 percent) or “somewhat” (21 percent) serious problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll as part of its “Opioids in the Garden State” series. Just 3 percent of residents say it … Read more …

Posted at 9:00 am June 27, 2018, in Opioids

MANY NEW JERSEYANS PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS DO NOT RECALL DOCTOR EXPLAINING DANGERS, RISKS, OR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Nearly half of New Jerseyans (46 percent) say they or a family member have been prescribed opioids by a medical professional in the last 12 months, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll as part of the “Opioids in the Garden State” series. Among those residents … Read more …

Posted at 1:40 pm June 20, 2018, in Opioids, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR USING AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND SOLELY AS INTENDED; MOST NEW JERSEYANS SEE COST OF HOUSING AS SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE GARDEN STATE

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jerseyans across the board want the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to be used solely for building affordable homes, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey. When told that this funding has been used … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 7, 2018, in Housing, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

POSITIVITY ABOUT STATE’S DIRECTION CONTINUES TO GROW UNDER MURPHY ADMINISTRATION; GOV. STARTS OUT SOLID, BOOKER CONTINUES TO SHINE AS MENENDEZ’S RATINGS REMAIN STEADY

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With the Murphy administration well underway, New Jerseyans are now split over the direction of the state, as more feel better than they have in recent years about where New Jersey is headed. Gov. Phil Murphy himself remains an unknown to a sizeable segment of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 17, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS, COMMUTERS GIVE STATE’S ROADWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM LACKLUSTER RATINGS

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jersey commuters are unhappy with the state of the Garden State’s transportation infrastructure: drivers are more negative than positive about their local roadways and split when it comes to assessing the state’s highways, while mass transit users are far more negative about the state’s public transportation system, especially when it … Read more …

Posted at 12:09 am March 15, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS FEEL HEAVILY BURDENED BY TAXES BUT WILLING TO CONSIDER MURPHY INITIATIVES

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – What do you call the state of affairs when four out of five residents say they pay too much in taxes for what they get? New Jersey. Just 17 percent say they get their money’s worth for the state and local taxes they pay. And, by a margin of 64 to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 7, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

PARENTS OFFER RINGING ENDORSEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BUT BELIEVE STANDARDIZED TESTING HAS GONE OVERBOARD

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The vast majority of parents who currently have children in the state’s public school system are highly satisfied with the quality of education their child receives: 80 percent say their child’s school is doing an “excellent” or “good” job. Public school parents are also quite positive about the quality of teachers … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 8, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

STATE OF THE GARDEN STATE: NEW JERSEYANS UPSET WITH NJ ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TAXES; STILL POSITIVE ABOUT NJ BUT LESS SO THAN IN THE PAST THREE IN TEN SAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO MOVE OUT OF STATE

2018 RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL STATE OF THE GARDEN STATE REPORT: NEW JERSEYANS UPSET WITH NJ ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TAXES; STILL POSITIVE ABOUT NJ BUT LESS SO THAN IN THE PAST; THREE IN TEN SAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO MOVE OUT OF STATE To read the full report, scroll to the bottom or download here.   NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 5, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

‘HEALTH MATTERS’ POLL SERIES: MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS SATISFIED WITH THEIR CURRENT HEALTHCARE COVERAGE OVERALL, BUT ONE-THIRD ‘SOMEWHAT’ OR ‘VERY’ DISSATISFIED WITH MONTHLY PREMIUM COSTS

‘HEALTH MATTERS’ POLL SERIES: MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS SATISFIED WITH THEIR CURRENT HEALTHCARE COVERAGE OVERALL, BUT ONE-THIRD ‘SOMEWHAT’ OR ‘VERY’ DISSATISFIED WITH MONTHLY PREMIUM COSTS New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and Rutgers-Eagleton Explore Health Insurance Choices, Information, and Satisfaction in the Latest Health Matters Poll Report To read the full report, scroll to the bottom or … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 22, 2018, in Health Matters Poll, Healthcare, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FINAL GRADES: CHRIS CHRISTIE EXITS AS MOST UNPOPULAR NJ GOVERNOR ON RECORD

“They’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”  – Gov. Chris Christie, NJ.com, January 7, 2018  NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – It’s hard to imagine exactly who New Jersey’s pugnacious governor thinks is going to miss him when he leaves office next week, but it surely won’t be the residents of the Garden State, according to the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 9, 2018, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes