December Mon, 1995
NEW JERSEYAN’S GENEROSITY AN ESTIMATED $3 BILLION DOLLARS DONATED IN PAST YEAR
In the past year New Jerseyans donated an estimated $3 billion dollars to various types of organizations. The main beneficiaries these contributions are organizations dealing with health issues (42%) and religious organizations (27%). In addition, last year close to half of the residents gave to local organizations such as the fire department (51%) and first aid squad (48%) and about 4-in-10 gave to their local police (42%).
November Sun, 1995
FEWER JERSEYANS’ REPORT BENEFITS FROM THE 30% STATE INCOME TAX REDUCTION
New Jerseyans' expectations to benefit from the 30% state income tax reduction have been on a decline since February 1994. Currently 31 percent feel they have benefited from the tax cut program which is a 17 percentage point decrease from the beginning of Governor Christie Todd Whitman's term in office when 48 percent of the state's residents thought they would gain from the 30% tax reduction. Even though residents say they have not benefitted from the tax reduction, a majority of New Jerseyans are satisfied with the program.
November Thu, 1995
NEW JERSEYANS PLAN A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MAJORITY MOST THANKFUL FOR THEIR HEALTH
Eating turkey with their family is the way that most New Jerseyans plan to spend Thanksgiving. Compared to other holidays, Thanksgiving rates an "8" out of a possible "10" as the most favorite holiday.
November Sun, 1995
BEATLES RATE A “6” AMONG NEW JERSEYANS BABY BOOMERS GIVE BEATLES A “8”
On scale of 1 to 10, New Jerseyans give the Beatles a score of 6 as their most favorite group. However, those who are in the "Baby Boomer" generation give the "Fab Four" an 8. Overall, 1-in-10 state residents spontaneously name John, Paul, George, and Ringo as their favorite popular singing group of all time. Other popular singing groups did not get anywhere near the 11 percent that name the Beatles. The closest contenders are Frank Sinatra (3%), the Temptations (3%), Led Zepelin (3%), and Boys II Men (3%). Overall, New Jerseyans nominated about 50 different popular singing groups as their all time favorite.