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Don’t blame polls for the ‘red wave’ that never happened. Blame pundits.
“The whole reason we have polls is to have data instead of anecdotes,” said Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University. “We’re all so traumatized by past problems with polls that I think people were maybe too distrustful of them and put too much stock in anecdotes, which we do need to explain what happened in elections. But you really have to put the data first.”
Quality Institute creates patient guide to telehealth coverage, benefits
A 2017 Health Matters poll by the Quality Institute, in partnership with the Rutgers Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, at the time found that just two in ten people had experience with telehealth. The poll also found that many would be willing to use technology as a new way to access health care.
Latest Health Matters Poll: By Wide Margins, New Jerseyans Turn to and Trust Physicians, Nurses Most for Health-Related Information
Though they’re able to seek healthcare information from more places than ever before, New Jersey residents still turn to — and trust —doctors and nurses more than any other source. Nine in ten report being likely to ask a doctor for information; eight in ten say they ask a nurse. Around nine in ten trust each of these sources to provide accurate health information.