62%

September 30, 2020 | Number of The Day
Proportion of NJ residents who trust the government to use census information properly

Nearly two in three NJ residents have trust in the government not to misuse the information gathered in the census, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows.

Fifteen percent of those polled said they trust the government “a great deal” and 47% say they trust the government “a fair amount” to use their census information properly.

The same 62% proportion of respondents said the census is not used to determine whether someone is in the country legally.

The telephone survey of 1,502 adults was conducted between April 22 and May 2; interviews were done in English and Spanish, when requested.