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

May 2013

Some findings of the current survey:

  • A majority of Californians support the governorís revised budget proposal, and there is overwhelming support for his plan to give extra funding to school districts with more disadvantaged students.
  • Most Californians favor allowing immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to stay; half say these immigrants should be allowed to apply for citizenship.
  • Californiansí support for same-sex marriage has reached a new high (56%).

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [PDF]
Governor Brown [PDF]
California State Legislature [PDF]
U.S. Congress [PDF]
Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [PDF]
Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [XLS]
Governor Brown [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]
U.S. Congress [XLS]
Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [XLS]
Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [XLS]

Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [PDF]
Economic Outlook for California [PDF]

Time Trends for the Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [XLS]
Economic Outlook for California [XLS]

This survey was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.


Statewide Survey Interactive Tools
Read out survey methodology