Many New Jersey residents spent less time at the shore than usual this summer, according to a poll released Wednesday, giving credence to officials' oft-repeated worries that visitors would stay away during the lucrative season because of a perception that Superstorm Sandy had wiped out the entire coastline, according to an article on nj.com.
Nearly 40 percent of respondents to a Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll spent less time at the Jersey shore than usual this summer, with many deterred by a fear that businesses had not reopened after the devastating Oct. 29 storm.
Poll respondents who did not visit the shore as often as usual were asked why. Nearly half said the expectation that some businesses would not be open after the storm was a factor, including 25 percent who considered it a major factor and 22 percent who said it was a minor factor.
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