PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2014 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:43:11 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications 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 California's State Budget: The Enacted 2014-15 Budget http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT Is Public Safety Realignment Reducing Recidivism in California? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1107 <p>Despite sweeping changes to the state’s corrections system, California has not seen dramatic changes in arrests or convictions of released offenders. Overall arrest rates are down. But convictions are up, likely a reflection of new prosecutorial processes. Multiple arrests are also up, possibly because released offenders are now spending more time on the streets.</p> <p> This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.srf.org/">Smith Richardson Foundation</a></span>.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT Health Care for California's Jail Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1105 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT Reforming California's Groundwater Management http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1106 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT California’s June 3 Primary Election http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1104 Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1103 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are divided on how to spend the budget surplus. But a majority of likely voters (57%) prefer to pay down state debt and build up the reserve, while just 39 percent prefer to restore funding for social services.</li> <li>Californians continue to express distrust in state and federal government; most think both are run by a few big interests looking out for themselves. </li> <li>A slim majority Californians oppose the increased use of fracking; 46 percent favor building the Keystone XL pipeline.</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_Obama0514.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0514.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0514.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0514.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL0514.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_YHR0514.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_Obama0514.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0514.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0514.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0514.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS] <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL0514.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_YHR0514.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/DirectionState0514.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/EOCal0514.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_DirectionState0514.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_EOCal0514.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, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Juvenile Justice in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1100 Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT The Affordable Care Act in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1102 Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Online Learning and Student Outcomes in Community Colleges, Summary http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1101 Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Online Learning and Student Outcomes in Community Colleges http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1096 Online course enrollment has increased dramatically at California’s community colleges. Students are less likely to successfully complete an online course than a traditional course. But many use online courses to achieve their long-term goals. <br /> <br /> This research was supported with funding from the Donald Bren Foundation. Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Key Factors in California’s Jail Construction Needs http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1098 Wed, 7 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Pathways to Fluency: Examining the Link Between Language Reclassification Policies and Student Success, Summary http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1099 Tue, 6 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Pathways to Fluency: Examining the Link Between Language Reclassification Policies and Student Success http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1089 <p>As California overhauls K–12 standards, testing, and funding, questions about how and when English Learner students should be reclassified as English proficient take on new urgency. This report looks at the links between reclassification policies and academic success in the state’s two largest school districts.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1089">Donald Bren Foundation</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.haasjr.org/">Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund</a></span>.</p> Tue, 6 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT Voter Turnout in Primary Elections http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1095 <p> California’s new top-two primary system did not produce the increase in voter turnout that many had hoped for in 2012. But it did appear to engage independent voters. Examining primary voting trends over time, this report analyzes voter behavior and the potential impact of electoral reforms in this stage of the election cycle. </p> <p> This research is supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/"> the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>.</p> Thu, 1 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1097 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Strong majorities of Californians support the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula.</li> <li> Nearly three in four say the state should fund voluntary preschool for all four-year-olds.</li> <li>About half still consider California’s budget situation a big problem for K–12 education and view state funding for local schools as inadequate.</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_Brown0414.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0414.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 /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0414.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0414.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>, <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1097">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a></span>, the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://silvergiving.org/">Silver Giving Foundation</a></span>, and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.stuartfoundation.org/">Stuart Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT Implementing the Common Core State Standards in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1093 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT California’s Transition to the Common Core State Standards: The State's Role in Local Capacity Building http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1092 <p>The Common Core State Standards are changing California classrooms. They are also altering the state’s role in K–12 education. This report compares California’s implementation strategy to those of other key states and outlines new ways for the California Department of Education to help districts improve student outcomes.</p> <p>This research is supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.haasjr.org/">Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund</a></span>.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT