Of the cross section of AARP's 1.3 million New Jersey members surveyed by mail during July and August 2001, over 90% support a variety of specific initiatives to strengthen long-term care, consumer protection and affordable housing in the state, and at least 70% say they would be more likely to vote for candidates supporting legislation in these areas.
Questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 2,000 AARP members in New Jersey selected from AARP's Insight database. Replies were received from 1,088 members for a 54% response rate. With data tabulation by FGI, Inc., the project was managed and the report prepared by Susan L. Silberman, Ph.D., of AARP's Knowledge Management staff. (13 pages)