November Wed, 2022

N.J. Poll Finds Residents’ Wellbeing, Demographics Shape Perceptions of Health Inequities

In New Jersey—one the healthiest, wealthiest, most diverse states—residents with greater privilege and access to opportunities not only lead healthier lives but also are less likely to acknowledge that systemic factors including racism and discrimination contribute to poor health. A recent poll among about 2,500 New Jerseyans by the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) reveals significant differences in perceptions of health equity. Just as a combination of personal experiences, race, gender, income, education, location, and other factors determine health in New Jersey, so too do they influence public awareness and perception of health inequities and their causes.

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October Thu, 2022


In January of 2017, the Quality Institute, in partnership with the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, released a poll examining New Jersey residents’ experience with telehealth. We saw telehealth as a valuable way to extend access to care, and we wanted to know what people in New Jersey thought about this care and how many experienced it. At the time, our poll found that just 16 percent of people polled had any experience with telehealth. However, residents expressed an openness to trying telehealth, especially for visits to answer medication questions, to determine whether an in-person visit was needed, or for follow-up visits.

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November Tue, 2021

New Jerseyans Concerned About Roe v. Wade’s Future, About Half Want to See New Jersey Pass Laws to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion Care

As the issue of reproductive rights takes center stage both nationally and statewide, New Jerseyans are worried about the future of Roe v. Wade. According to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with New Jersey Policy Perspective, residents would like to see New Jersey ensure the protection and expansion of reproductive care, including abortion.

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