PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2016 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:10:03 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1214 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li> Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by a wide margin in California, and most likely voters are very interested in the upcoming presidential debates. </li> <li> In the US Senate race, Kamala Harris leads Loretta Sanchez by 7 points; many Californians remain undecided or say they will not vote in this race. </li> <li> Just under half of likely voters support the state school bond ballot measure, while majorities favor measures to increase cigarette taxes, extend a tax on high incomes, and legalize marijuana. </li> <li> Most Californians oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico, and most say there should be a way for undocumented immigrants to stay legally. Clinton and Trump supporters are split on these issues. </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;"> Crosstabs</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_AllAdults0916.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_LikelyVoters0916.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </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</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_AllAdults0916.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_LikelyVoters0916.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p>The survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1660#donor">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Independent Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=784 Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Likely Voters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=255 Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT Race and Voting in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=264 Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT Millennial Voters and California Politics http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=262 Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT California Voter and Party Profiles http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=526 Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT Crime Trends in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1036 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's County Jails http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1061 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT Law Enforcement Staffing in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1081 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT Strengthening Local K–12 Accountability: The Role of County Offices of Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1207 <p>Strengthening the role of county offices could help bolster the state’s school improvement and support system. By clarifying county office authority to oversee district accountability plans and work with underperforming districts, the state can give the new accountability process its best chance of improving student outcomes in California.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://stuartfoundation.org/">Stuart Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1200 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Ten years after California enacted AB 32, strong majorities support the law’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goal and favor expanding it.</li> <li>Most Californians say they are willing to pay more for electricity from renewable sources to help reduce global warming.</li> <li>When asked about the most important environmental issue facing the state, more Californians name water supply and drought than any other issue.</li> <li>Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the presidential race; in the US Senate matchup, Kamala Harris leads Loretta Sanchez.</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;"> Crosstabs</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_AllAdults0716.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_LikelyVoters0716.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </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</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_AllAdults0716.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_LikelyVoters0716.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p> The survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a></span>, the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.heisingsimons.org/">Heising-Simons Foundation</a></span>, the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a></span>, and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT Accounting for California’s Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1206 <p>Understanding California’s balance sheet for water—how much there is, who has claims to it, and what is actually being "spent”—is key to effectively managing the state’s limited water supply in support of a healthy economy and environment. This report compares California’s water accounting systems to those of 11 other western states, Australia, and Spain. It identifies gaps in California’s water information systems, and proposes a dozen ways to bridge them.</p> <p>Read a summary of the report’s <a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/716EHR_recommendations.pdf" target="_blank">policy recommendations</a>.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from <a href="https://www.packard.org/" target="_blank">The David and Lucile Packard Foundation</a>, the <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/" target="_blank">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a>, the <a href="https://www3.epa.gov/" target="_blank">US Environmental Protection Agency</a>, and the <a href="http://waterfoundation.net/" target="_blank">Water Foundation, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund</a>.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2016-17 Budget http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Latest Drought http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1087 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT Water Use in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1108 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT College Readiness in California: A Look at Rigorous High School Course-Taking http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1205 Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT Managing Water for the Environment During Drought: Lessons from Victoria, Australia http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1203 <p>Drought management tools developed to sustain Australia’s environment during a decade-long drought are broadly applicable in California and could help the state’s water managers reduce the devastating effects of water scarcity on native species and ecosystems. This report identifies four broad areas of reform that could improve how the state allocates environmental water during dry times, and reduce conflict over the use of water for environmental purposes.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from <a href="https://www.packard.org/">The David and Lucile Packard Foundation</a>, the <a href="https://www3.epa.gov/">US Environmental Protection Agency</a>, and the <a href="http://waterfoundation.net/">Water Foundation, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund</a>.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT Californians and Transportation http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1204 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT What to Expect from California’s New Motor Voter Law http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1201 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT Family Engagement Practices in California Schools http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1202 <p>In their accountability plans, school districts must address family engagement, which can help improve academic outcomes—especially for disadvantaged students. This report identifies promising family engagement strategies from a review of 15 high-need districts in the state, noting that effective strategies are culturally appropriate and aim to support student learning at home.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.haasjr.org/">Evelyn &amp; Walter Haas, Jr. Fund</a></span>.</p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT