PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2014 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:06:09 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications Californians' News and Information Sources http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=770 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1118 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Governor Brown leads Neel Kashkari by 16 points in the gubernatorial election; attention to election news and enthusiasm about voting is lower than in past elections. </li> <li>Majorities support the water bond (56% to 32%) as record-high shares say that their regional water supply is a big problem. </li> <li>Proposition 45, which would regulate health insurance rate changes, is down 9 points since last month, but the share considering the outcome as very important is up 11 points. </li> <li>The share of Californians with unfavorable opinions of both major parties has increased since the last presidential election. </li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama1014.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown1014.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature1014.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress1014.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL1014.pdf">Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YHR1014.pdf">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama1014.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown1014.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature1014.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress1014.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS] <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL1014.xls">Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YHR1014.xls">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [XLS] </p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState1014.pdf">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOCal1014.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic;"> Time Trends for the Mood of Californians</span></span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState1014.xls">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOCal1014.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT Making College Possible for Low-Income Students: Grant and Scholarship Aid in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1117 <p>California’s economic future depends on improving college enrollment and completion. But college costs are rising and a majority of students in California’s public K–12 schools are from low-income families. Policymakers can pursue a number of strategies to make college more affordable and accessible. </p> <p> This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.collegeaccessfoundation.org/">College Access Foundation of California</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Donald Bren Foundation</span>.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT Disaster Perceptions and Preparedness http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=677 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT Designing California’s Next School Accountability Program http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1116 As California implements its new K–12 standards and funding formula, it must also tackle the issue of school accountability. The state needs a simple, statistically valid, and reliable new measure—one that creates incentives for schools to focus on student success. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT Child Poverty and the Social Safety Net in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1114 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1115 <p><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Most Californians say the health reform law has had no direct impact. One in five say it has directly helped and a similar share say it has directly hurt them. </li> <li>In the gubernatorial election, Governor Brown continues to lead Neel Kashkari by a wide margin; just one in 10 are very closely following news about candidates. </li> <li>As more Californians see the drought as the state’s most important issue, the water bond (Proposition 1) has a two-to-one margin of support (58% to 29%). </li> <li>A solid majority of likely voters support Proposition 47, which would reduce sentences for some drug and property crimes. </li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0914.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0914.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0914.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0914.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Boxer0914.pdf">Senator Boxer</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Feinstein0914.pdf">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama0914.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0914.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0914.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0914.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Boxer0914.xls">Senator Boxer</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Feinstein0914.xls">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState0914.pdf">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOCal0914.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><span style="COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Time Trends for the Mood of Californians</span></span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState0914.xls">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOCal0914.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span>.</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Health Workforce Needs: Training Allied Workers, Summary http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1113 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Health Workforce Needs: Training Allied Workers http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1109 Over the next decade, California’s growing and aging population will require about 450,000 new health care workers. Given the importance of associate degrees and postsecondary certificates in growing health care occupations—and the need for a diversified health workforce—the state needs to ensure that its two-year institutions are preparing technical and support workers for rewarding careers. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California’s Need for Skilled Workers http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1112 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT Reforming California's Groundwater Management http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1106 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Independent Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=784 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT California Voter and Party Profiles http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=526 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Likely Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=255 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Latino Likely Voters in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=264 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Do Local Realignment Policies Affect Recidivism in California? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1111 <p> In the aftermath of California’s corrections realignment, recidivism patterns did not change dramatically among offenders released from state prison to county supervision. But early evidence suggests that offenders did better if they were released to counties that emphasized reentry services rather than traditional law enforcement. </p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT California's Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=259 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1110 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Two in three Californians support the state’s emissions reduction goals. </li> <li>Strong support for cleaner fuels and energy declines if these changes would result in higher electricity bills or gas prices.</li> <li>A slim majority of likely voters would support the $11.1 billion water bond; support for a lower bond amount is slightly higher.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0714.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0714.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0714.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0714.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama0714.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0714.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0714.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0714.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.hewlett.org/">The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation</a></span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</span>.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT Water Use in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1108 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT Californians' Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1012 Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT