Poll: N.J. residents feeling better about living there

    More and more New Jerseyans are feeling some Garden State pride.

    The Monmouth University Polling Institute has found a higher rating for the state’s quality of life index is up, based on residents’ thoughts about the state, their hometowns, the environment, schools and safety. reports 70 percent of the 804 residents polled find New Jersey an excellent or good place to live. That’s the highest since May 2003, when 72 percent of respondents said they felt that way.

    Maybe it’s the changes happening in state government, or the perception that the state is doing better than the nation. Whatever it is, the New Jersey flag is flying high right now.

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