PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2015 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:10:36 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1125 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are starting 2015 on an optimistic note: majorities see the state headed in the right direction and hopeful that elected leaders will work together.</li> <li>Partisans are divided over whether the state should use its budget surplus to pay down debt and build up the reserve or to restore social services.</li> <li>Californians support increased funding for higher education but also want existing funds to be spent more wisely.</li> <li>Most Californians see crime as a problem in their communities, and a majority think that minorities are not treated equally by the criminal justice system—blacks are especially likely to hold this view.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0115.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0115.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0115.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0115.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Boxer0115.pdf">Senator Boxer</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Feinstein0115.pdf">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL0115.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_YHR0115.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="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); 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_Obama0115.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0115.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0115.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0115.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Boxer0115.xls">Senator Boxer</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Feinstein0115.xls">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL0115.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_YHR0115.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="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState0115.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/EOCal0115.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="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0)"> Time Trends for the Mood of Californians</span></span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState0115.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_EOCal0115.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, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT Digital Learning in California's K-12 Schools http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1124 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's State Budget: The Governor's Proposal http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Latest Drought http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1087 Tue, 6 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT The California Economy: Underemployed and Discouraged Workers http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1123 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT The California Economy: Employment Update http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=794 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT The California Economy: Unemployment Update http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=881 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Future http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1122 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>While many Californians believe the state will be a better place to live in 2025, most (55%) think that today’s children will be worse off financially than their parents.</li> <li>A solid majority of Californians think that state and local governments are not doing enough to respond to the current drought. </li> <li>Californians are divided along party lines about extending the Proposition 30 tax increases, but there is bipartisan support for raising taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.</li> <li>Most Californians think the state is not adequately funding public colleges and universities—but few favor paying higher taxes or increasing student fees.</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 /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown1214.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature1214.pdf">California State Legislature</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 /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown1214.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature1214.xls">California State Legislature</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 /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState1214.pdf">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOCal1214.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 /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState1214.xls">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOCal1214.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.blueshieldcafoundation.org/">Blue Shield of California Foundation</a>, the <span style="font-weight: bold;">California Postsecondary Education Commission Foundation, <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sff.org/">The San Francisco Foundation</a>, and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a>.</span></span></span></span></p> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT Higher Education in California: Institutional Costs http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1119 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PDT Higher Education in California: Performance Budgeting http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1120 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PDT Higher Education in California: Student Costs http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1121 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PDT Crime Trends in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1036 Thu, 6 Nov 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 Californians' News and Information Sources http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=770 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