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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Summary

Key findings from the current survey:

  • Californians are concerned about the threat of a mass shooting in their local schools, but a majority oppose arming more teachers and school officials.
  • Majorities are concerned about the impact of immigration enforcement on undocumented students in local public schools and their families.
  • Six in ten Californians think state funding for schools is inadequate—most support changing the way commercial property taxes are assessed and directing part of the resulting revenue to K–12 education.

The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers objective, advocacy-free information on the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents. PPIC invites input, comments, and suggestions from policy and public opinion experts and from its own advisory committee, but survey methods, questions, and content are determined solely by the PPIC survey team. The PPIC Statewide Survey relies on a rigorous survey methodology and is a charter member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative. The survey is conducted regularly throughout the year in the key areas of government, the environment, K–12 education, and higher education.

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