The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative published an assessment of states that follow an evidence-based approach to policymaking. New Jersey ranked as one of the 28 “Modest” state when it come to the prevalence and sophistication of their policymaking – the second lowest rank a state could attain. Only 8 states were ranked in the highest bracket at “Leading” and 11 in the second highest “Established.” When policy making is based on evidence of success citizens can be rest assured their leaders in government are working in their interest.

You can read more on the study at:

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/analysis/2017/01/26/evidence-based-policymaking-findings-from-states