Poll gauges New Jersey quality of life perception by county

    Which New Jersey county thinks the least of the state’s quality of life? That would Cumberland County.

    In a Monmouth University poll, residents there gave the county a 5 out of 100 on a scale measuring quality of life. Morris County topped the list at 42.

    The Star-Ledger has the full list of results by county, with Cape May being the only other southern county to give the state a higher rating (30). The poll shows a difference in opinion based largely on economics, but those living on the fringes of urban municipalities had different things to say; Some enjoy the benefits of revitalization, while others suffer from their neighbors’ decline.

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