PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government
Some findings of the current survey:
- Californians are starting 2015 on an optimistic note: majorities see the state headed in the right direction and are hopeful that elected leaders will work together.
- 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.
- Californians support increased funding for higher education but also want existing funds to be spent more wisely.
- 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.
Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [PDF] Governor Brown [PDF] California State Legislature [PDF] U.S. Congress [PDF] Senator Boxer [PDF] Senator Feinstein [PDF] Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [PDF] Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [PDF]
Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [XLS] Governor Brown [XLS] California State Legislature [XLS] U.S. Congress [XLS] Senator Boxer [XLS] Senator Feinstein [XLS] Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [XLS] Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [XLS]
This survey was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.