GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching quickly, the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University will release a poll on Monday, Nov. 21 on how inflation and rising costs have impacted holiday shopping and travel among New Jersey residents.

The poll of 570 adults was conducted Oct. 26 through Nov. 15. Here are some of the questions respondents were asked:

  • Is your financial situation better, the same or worse than last year?
  • How much has inflation impacted your holiday spending?
  • Will you spend less, more or about the same this holiday season?
  • Has inflation affected your holiday travel plans?
  • Do you plan to do your shopping online or in person?

Media interested in interviewing Hughes Center Executive Director John Froonjian about the poll can contact Stacey Clapp, director of strategic communications, or Mark Melhorn, associate director of news and media relations. Contact information is below.

The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University serves as a catalyst for research, analysis and innovative public policy solutions on the economic, social and cultural issues facing New Jersey, and promotes the civic life of New Jersey through engagement, education and research. The center is named for the late William J. Hughes, whose distinguished career includes service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ambassador to Panama and as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockton.

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