November Tue, 2023

What’s Most Important to New Jersey Voters on Election Day? Taxes and the Economy, of Course.

Despite mudslinging and legislative battles throughout the Garden State echoing national culture wars, New Jersey voters still care most about taxes and the economy and say they will be the biggest factors in casting their ballots on Election Day, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. What voters view as most important varies greatly, but a plurality – a combined 40 percent – volunteer something related to fiscal issues: 18 percent cite the economy, 16 percent say taxes, including property taxes, and six percent cite something about cost of living and affordability.

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September Thu, 2023

New Jersey Schools Get Mixed Marks on Performance, High Marks on Safety; Residents say guns and school shootings are the biggest safety issues facing public schools in their community

While New Jersey residents gave mixed reviews on their local schools based on where they live, most believe the schools are safe, even though guns and school shootings are the biggest safety concerns, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The Poll was conducted toward the end of the 2022-2023 academic year in partnership with Project Ready, a nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and expanding high-quality education in urban communities in New Jersey.

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August Thu, 2023

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Reveals Tobacco Usage Trends and Public Opinion on Smoking

Despite strong tobacco control laws in New Jersey that prevent smoking in a majority of public places, ban sales of flavored tobacco products and offer cessation services through insurance, residents continue using other tobacco products and underutilizing resources to aid in quitting. A spring Rutgers-Eagleton Poll conducted by the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, on behalf of Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) sheds light on critical aspects of tobacco usage, including most used products and resources used to quit as well as opinions on cannabis smoking.

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