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2022 November 30, 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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2022 October 28, 2022

On 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New Jerseyans Believe in Climate Change, See It as a Threat and Are Concerned About Its Effects

As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches and more than a year out from Hurricane Ida, the vast majority of New Jerseyans believe the Earth’s climate is changing, see it as a serious threat to the state, and are concerned about the effects of changing climate conditions on various aspects of life, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

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2022 October 6, 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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