Most in New Jersey are stressed out over economy

A new poll finds most New Jersey residents are stressed out over the economy.Seven out of 10 Garden State residents questioned in a Monmouth University poll say the economy is causing stress in their lives.Polling Institute director Patrick Murray says property-tax bills cause the most concern.”Sixty-six percent say that it’s difficult to pay their property taxes and that outpaces a lot of other things on the list which include your basic mortgage, your health insurance, your utilities, if you have a kid in college paying tuition,” said Murray. “All those pale in comparison to property taxes as causing difficulty for almost everybody who pays them.”Murray said there is increasing pessimism among New Jersey residents about the outlook for property taxes. Only 22 percent expect their tax bills will ease over the next few years.Many residents said they’re also having difficulty paying college tuition and medical deductibles and co-pays.

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