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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Future

Summary

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Californians show signs of optimism about the state’s future.
  • Strong majorities support spending reforms; smaller majorities support lowering the vote thresholds to pass state and local taxes.
  • Californians favor a “split roll” property tax but express record-high opposition to taxing services or increasing the vehicle license fee.

Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [PDF] California State Legislature [PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [XLS] California State Legislature [XLS]

Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [PDF] Economic Outlook for California [PDF]

Time Trends for the Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [XLS] Economic Outlook for California [XLS]

This survey was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, The David and Susan Coulter Family Foundation, and the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.

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