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Data Set: PPIC Statewide Survey - Featured Time Trends
The links below connect to Excel spreadsheets that show Californians’ opinions over time about the general direction and economic outlook for the state and the nation, from data generated by the PPIC Statewide Survey. These links track the following questions:
- Do you think things in California are generally going in the right direction or the wrong direction?
- Do you think things in the United States are generally going in the right direction or the wrong direction?
- Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times?
- Turning to economic conditions, do you think that during the next 12 months the United States will have good times financially or bad times?
You can research other trends in attitudes toward public policy issues from the Statewide Survey Interactive Tools page. All publications using these data, online or otherwise, should credit the "PPIC Statewide Survey.”