PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2015 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:55:33 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications California's Likely Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=255 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT California Voter and Party Profiles http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=526 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT What If California’s Drought Continues? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1160 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT Planning for California’s Growing Senior Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1156 Thu, 6 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1159 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians see global warming as a serious threat—and most do not think action to reduce global warming will lead to fewer jobs. </li> <li>There is strong support for the greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements in AB 32 and SB 32. </li> <li>Californians favor the energy goals in SB 350; they also favor state support for solar power and electric vehicles.</li> <li>Many say water is the state’s top environmental issue—but most do not know their local water district reduction targets.</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_Obama0715.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0715.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0715.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0715.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_Obama0715.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0715.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0715.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0715.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a></span>, <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.heisingsimons.org/">the Heising-Simons Foundation</a></span>, and <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">the Pisces Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Public Pension Liabilities in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1157 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Public Pensions in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1158 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Pretrial Detention and Jail Capacity in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1154 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT The WIC Program in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1155 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2015–16 Budget http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Undocumented Immigrants http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=818 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1152 <p>California's community colleges have taken the lead in online learning in the state. But students are less successful in online courses than they are in traditional ones. Taking a more data-driven, integrated, and systematic approach can improve course quality and student outcomes—but it’s not likely to lower costs.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the Donald Bren Foundation.</p> Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Poverty in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=261 Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Child Poverty in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=721 Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Reforming California's Groundwater Management http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1106 Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1153 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Public concern about the drought is at a record high: 69 percent of Californians say their regional water supply is a big problem. </li> <li>A solid majority favor the governor’s budget (73%) and his state Earned Income Tax Credit proposal (60%). </li> <li>Californians are divided on extending Proposition 30 tax increases. A solid majority (70%) favor increasing cigarette taxes, but fewer than half support other tax proposals. </li> <li>Most California adults (67%) and public school parents (65%) say unvaccinated children should not attend public school. A large majority (87%) say vaccines are at least somewhat safe. </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_Obama0515.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0515.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0515.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0515.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_Obama0515.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0515.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0515.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0515.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><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/DirectionState0515.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/EOCal0515.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><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_DirectionState0515.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_EOCal0515.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> Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT Realignment, Incarceration, and Crime Trends in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1151 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT The Earned Income Tax Credit in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=925 Tue, 5 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT California’s Political Reforms: A Brief History http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1147 <p>How does political reform happen in California? This report explores the dynamics that led to recent redistricting and primary system overhauls. It finds that the keys to success or failure are the coalitions policymakers build—and the tools they can use to fight or promote reform. </p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>.</p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's County Jails http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1061 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT