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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education
Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha

April 2012

Some findings of the current survey:

  • California’s likely voters favor raising income taxes on the wealthy to increase funding for public schools, but they oppose raising the state sales tax.
  • Just over half of likely voters—54%—would vote yes on Governor Brown’s proposed tax initiative and a strong majority oppose automatic cuts to K–12 education if the initiative is rejected.
  • An overwhelming majority prefer local control over state funds for schools.

Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [PDF]
California State Legislature [PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]

This survey was supported with funding from The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, and The Silver Giving Foundation.


Statewide Survey Interactive Tools
Read our survey methodology