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Interviewing took place on weekend days and weekday nights October 12-21, 2018. The sampling error for October 2018, taking design effects from weighting into consideration, is ±3.3 percent at the 95 percent confidence level for the total unweighted sample of 1,704 adults. This means that 95 times out of 100, the results will be within 3.3 percentage points of what they would be if all adults in California were interviewed. Sampling error is only one type of error to which surveys are subject. Results may also be affected by factors such as question wording, question order, and survey timing. If you have any questions or require additional information regarding this survey, please contact surveys@ppic.org PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jul 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Jul 2016 May 2016 Apr 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Apr 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Jul 2014 May 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Q1. First, overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Jerry Brown is handling his job as governor of California? approve 48% 49% 52% 48% 52% 51% 56% 53% 55% 55% 53% 52% 49% 58% 62% 57% 55% 55% 54% 52% 54% 51% 58% 51% 52% 53% 52% 50% 55% 61% 54% 50% 51% 53% 50% 51% 49% 58% 47% 48% 48% 48% disapprove 31% 32% 29% 31% 30% 31% 29% 28% 27% 31% 27% 32% 30% 25% 24% 24% 24% 28% 27% 28% 26% 29% 26% 29% 29% 27% 27% 27% 28% 23% 28% 28% 28% 28% 30% 26% 28% 26% 28% 31% 27% 31% [VOL] don't know 20% 20% 19% 21% 18% 18% 15% 19% 18% 15% 20% 16% 21% 17% 13% 18% 21% 18% 20% 20% 19% 19% 16% 20% 19% 20% 21% 23% 17% 16% 18% 22% 21% 19% 20% 23% 23% 16% 25% 22% 26% 21% Unweighted n 1681 1690 1696 1690 1690 1695 1696 1696 1684 1722 1693 1693 1687 1686 1688 1695 1692 1691 1686 1691 1689 1693 1693 1677 1693 1678 1681 1693 1686 1694 1683 1685 1679 1684 1680 1682 1679 1689 1688 1686 2090 1687 Page 1 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q1. First, overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Jerry Brown is handling his job as governor of California? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Apr 2013 46% 31% 22% Mar 2013 Jan 2013 49% 51% 31% 28% 20% 21% Dec 2012 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 48% 42% 41% 35% 37% 36% 17% 21% 23% Aug 2012 May 2012 Apr 2012 42% 39% 43% 35% 36% 32% 23% 24% 25% Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 40% 46% 42% 33% 31% 30% 27% 23% 28% Nov 2011 Sep 2011 44% 41% 30% 28% 26% 31% Jul 2011 Jun 2011 Apr 2011 42% 42% 40% 28% 24% 29% 29% 33% 31% Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Jan 2011 34% 34% 41% 24% 17% 19% 42% 49% 39% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1687 1686 1696 1985 1993 1986 2461 1989 1983 1984 1987 1982 2476 1985 2481 1990 2479 1984 2470 1969 Page 2 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jul 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Jul 2016 May 2016 Apr 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Apr 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Jul 2014 May 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Q2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? approve 45% 46% 46% 44% 46% 46% 51% 49% 48% 49% 50% 46% 49% 51% 57% 49% 46% 47% 45% 43% 48% 44% 46% 41% 45% 39% 37% 42% 45% 49% 41% 41% 37% 38% 40% 40% 36% 42% 38% 38% 36% 35% disapprove 37% 37% 38% 38% 40% 38% 33% 36% 36% 39% 34% 38% 36% 33% 30% 38% 33% 37% 40% 37% 38% 39% 39% 40% 38% 45% 43% 43% 39% 36% 42% 42% 42% 46% 44% 44% 45% 44% 43% 45% 45% 50% [VOL] don't know 18% 17% 15% 18% 14% 16% 16% 15% 16% 12% 17% 15% 15% 16% 13% 13% 20% 16% 15% 20% 14% 18% 15% 19% 17% 16% 20% 15% 16% 15% 17% 17% 20% 16% 16% 17% 19% 14% 19% 17% 19% 16% Unweighted n 1691 1690 1703 1692 1697 1690 1694 1697 1690 1726 1697 1691 1696 1685 1686 1697 1684 1690 1687 1690 1694 1692 1692 1678 1691 1688 1694 1695 1693 1689 1681 1686 1673 1683 1684 1693 1685 1698 1688 1693 2096 1697 Page 3 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Apr 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Dec 2012 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 Aug 2012 May 2012 Apr 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 Nov 2011 Sep 2011 Jul 2011 Jun 2011 Apr 2011 Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Jan 2011 Nov 2010 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 Jul 2010 May 2010 Apr 2010 Mar 2010 Jan 2010 Dec 2009 Nov 2009 Sep 2009 Jul 2009 May 2009 Apr 2009 Mar 2009 Feb 2009 Jan 2009 Nov 2008 Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Aug 2008 May 2008 Q2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? approve 31% 34% 41% 34% 28% 30% 29% 25% 25% 25% 28% 25% 25% 26% 23% 23% 21% 24% 24% 26% 14% 16% 16% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 17% 18% 21% 17% 21% 23% 18% 21% 21% 24% 25% 21% 26% 26% disapprove 53% 49% 42% 51% 55% 53% 54% 57% 58% 54% 56% 55% 55% 56% 59% 58% 60% 54% 52% 55% 72% 77% 75% 68% 72% 69% 72% 71% 70% 68% 68% 71% 65% 63% 68% 65% 67% 60% 63% 67% 63% 57% [VOL] don't know 15% 17% 17% 15% 17% 17% 17% 18% 16% 21% 16% 20% 19% 18% 18% 19% 19% 21% 24% 19% 14% 7% 9% 17% 12% 14% 14% 11% 13% 15% 11% 11% 14% 14% 14% 14% 12% 16% 12% 11% 11% 17% Unweighted n 1699 1689 1700 1992 1995 1989 2480 1990 1992 1989 1988 1987 2490 1998 2496 1998 2487 1982 2483 1990 2486 1989 1990 2487 1993 2493 1996 1989 2000 2491 1998 2484 1994 2493 1995 2494 1994 2482 1996 1990 1991 1991 Page 4 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Apr 2008 Mar 2008 Jan 2008 Dec 2007 Oct 2007 Sep 2007 Jun 2007 May 2007 Apr 2007 Mar 2007 Jan 2007 Oct 2006 Sep 2006 Aug 2006 May 2006 Mar 2006 Jan 2006 Jan 2006 Oct 2005 Sep 2005 Aug 2005 May 2005 Jan 2005 Oct 2004 Sep 2004 Aug 2004 Jun 2004 May 2004 Jan 2004 Aug 2003 Jun 2003 Feb 2003 Sep 2002 Jan 2002 Dec 2001 Jul 2001 Jan 2001 Sep 2000 26% 30% 34% 41% 33% 34% 39% 37% 38% 41% 40% 30% 34% 31% 26% 25% 29% 24% 25% 32% 27% 26% 37% 43% 40% 42% 40% 40% 36% 28% 39% 36% 45% 49% 53% 45% 58% 56% 58% 55% 53% 47% 50% 51% 40% 44% 44% 42% 44% 52% 50% 53% 54% 59% 57% 54% 56% 53% 56% 58% 50% 41% 46% 45% 44% 43% 45% 58% 44% 45% 36% 35% 29% 38% 27% 31% 16% 15% 13% 12% 17% 15% 21% 19% 18% 17% 15% 18% 16% 16% 20% 16% 14% 22% 19% 15% 17% 16% 13% 16% 14% 13% 16% 17% 19% 14% 17% 19% 18% 16% 18% 18% 15% 12% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 2495 1988 1988 1992 2490 1988 1987 1994 2483 1989 2006 1993 1994 1995 1988 1988 2000 2481 1993 1992 1993 1992 1993 2005 1988 1990 2498 1986 1981 1979 1976 1967 1967 1942 1952 1966 1960 1980 Page 5 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 May 2018 Jan 2018 Sep 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 May 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jun 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 May 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jun 2013 May 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Dec 2012 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 May 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 Sep 2011 Jun 2011 Jun 2011 Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Q3. Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times? good times 48% 53% 51% 56% 51% 51% 53% 47% 48% 50% 51% 49% 48% 48% 48% 52% 58% 52% 45% 44% 44% 46% 49% 43% 46% 46% 48% 44% 49% 41% 37% 33% 31% 34% 35% 31% 25% 26% 34% 30% 34% bad times 39% 37% 39% 35% 40% 40% 35% 38% 40% 39% 40% 43% 41% 42% 42% 38% 34% 39% 44% 45% 47% 45% 45% 48% 44% 42% 44% 49% 40% 50% 53% 57% 61% 56% 56% 60% 67% 63% 58% 61% 54% [VOL] don't know 12% 10% 10% 10% 9% 9% 12% 15% 12% 11% 9% 8% 11% 9% 10% 10% 8% 9% 11% 10% 9% 10% 6% 9% 10% 12% 8% 8% 11% 9% 11% 10% 8% 10% 9% 9% 8% 11% 8% 8% 11% Unweighted n 1693 1689 1694 1695 1728 1696 1691 1696 1693 1691 1695 1693 1689 1700 1695 1686 1691 1684 1694 1687 1689 1693 1692 1692 1694 2468 1685 1691 1695 1987 1995 1983 1986 1994 1988 1986 1993 2479 1995 1987 2481 Page 6 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Jan 2011 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 Jul 2010 May 2010 Mar 2010 Jan 2010 Dec 2009 Nov 2009 Sep 2009 Jul 2009 Jun 2009 May 2009 Mar 2009 Feb 2009 Jan 2009 Nov 2008 Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Aug 2008 Jul 2008 Jun 2008 May 2008 Mar 2008 Jan 2008 Dec 2007 Sep 2007 Jun 2007 May 2007 Mar 2007 Jan 2007 Oct 2006 Sep 2006 Aug 2006 Jul 2006 May 2006 Mar 2006 Feb 2006 Jan 2006 Jan 2006 Oct 2005 Sep 2005 Q3. Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times? good times 36% 25% 29% 25% 28% 27% 25% 28% 23% 26% 18% 24% 25% 22% 22% 18% 20% 18% 20% 21% 15% 15% 17% 16% 20% 25% 33% 40% 38% 40% 50% 50% 45% 43% 39% 37% 45% 42% 48% 41% 34% 32% bad times 56% 62% 59% 67% 65% 65% 67% 66% 69% 67% 75% 69% 67% 71% 73% 77% 71% 74% 68% 71% 78% 78% 73% 76% 72% 65% 59% 49% 50% 51% 39% 37% 43% 46% 46% 52% 43% 45% 42% 46% 56% 58% [VOL] don't know 7% 13% 12% 7% 8% 8% 8% 6% 8% 7% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 5% 10% 8% 11% 8% 6% 7% 10% 9% 9% 10% 8% 10% 12% 9% 11% 13% 12% 12% 15% 12% 12% 13% 11% 13% 10% 10% Unweighted n 1989 1971 1984 2487 1990 1991 1990 1995 2487 1996 2493 2498 1998 1999 2496 1998 2489 1995 1996 1995 2498 2495 1988 1998 1991 1993 1992 1987 1990 1989 2009 1994 1999 1993 2494 1994 1989 1995 1997 2487 1990 1993 Page 7 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q3. Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times? good times bad times [VOL] don't know Aug 2005 Jul 2005 May 2005 Apr 2005 Jan 2005 Oct 2004 Sep 2004 Aug 2004 Jul 2004 Jun 2004 May 2004 Feb 2004 Jan 2004 Nov 2003 Oct 2003 Sep 2003 Aug 2003 Jul 2003 Jun 2003 Feb 2003 Nov 2002 Oct 2002 Sep 2002 Aug 2002 Feb 2002 Jan 2002 Dec 2001 Nov 2001 Jul 2001 May 2001 Jan 2001 Aug 2000 Feb 2000 Dec 1999 Sep 1999 38% 42% 39% 38% 47% 42% 46% 45% 48% 41% 42% 43% 49% 39% 36% 32% 30% 34% 32% 20% 44% 38% 43% 39% 46% 48% 37% 33% 41% 38% 51% 72% 78% 76% 72% 51% 43% 49% 51% 39% 43% 40% 40% 40% 46% 44% 44% 36% 47% 43% 50% 53% 55% 58% 71% 46% 51% 46% 51% 47% 46% 56% 59% 50% 56% 38% 21% 15% 19% 23% 11% 15% 12% 11% 13% 14% 14% 15% 12% 13% 14% 13% 15% 14% 22% 18% 17% 10% 10% 10% 10% 12% 10% 10% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 6% 11% 7% 7% 6% 5% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1994 2489 1990 2492 1992 2007 1990 1989 2488 2479 1991 1974 1983 1985 1965 1959 1967 1977 1972 1978 1964 1960 1976 1976 2021 1950 1969 1970 1983 1984 1975 1970 2028 1992 1997 Page 8 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q18. Would you say traffic congestion on freeways and major roads is a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem in your region of California? big problem somewhat of a problem Oct 2018 63% 25% Mar 2016 Jul 2006 58% 64% 25% 23% Nov 2004 Jul 2004 Jun 2004 59% 64% 63% 26% 22% 26% Jul 2003 Nov 2002 Jun 2002 62% 51% 61% 26% 30% 24% Nov 2001 May 2001 Jun 2000 53% 60% 44% 27% 23% 32% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding not a problem 11% 17% 12% 13% 13% 11% 12% 19% 15% 19% 17% 24% [VOL] don't know 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% Unweighted n 1703 1710 2500 2501 2504 2503 1986 1973 1976 1973 1986 1968 Page 9 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q19. How much of a problem is housing affordability in your part of California? Is it a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem? big problem somewhat of a problem Oct 2018 65% 24% May 2017 59% 28% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding not a problem 9% 12% [VOL] don't know 2% 1% Unweighted n 1703 1704 Page 10 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q20. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Donald Trump is handling his job as president? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 29% 64% 7% Sep 2018 Jul 2018 30% 29% 66% 66% 5% 5% May 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 30% 30% 26% 63% 65% 71% 7% 5% 3% Dec 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 28% 27% 25% 68% 69% 71% 5% 4% 4% May 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 27% 31% 30% 67% 61% 58% 6% 7% 12% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1685 1689 1689 1682 1688 1695 1687 1721 1696 1690 1685 1678 Page 11 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jul 2018 May 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 May 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Jul 2016 May 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Jul 2014 May 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 Aug 2012 May 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Q21. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job? approve 25% 28% 20% 24% 29% 21% 22% 24% 24% 26% 36% 33% 31% 29% 28% 28% 24% 32% 26% 32% 29% 27% 24% 38% 24% 24% 22% 24% 19% 26% 18% 28% 30% 31% 29% 34% 26% 27% 27% 22% 24% 25% disapprove 64% 61% 71% 66% 65% 72% 70% 70% 68% 66% 55% 58% 59% 65% 66% 67% 70% 63% 67% 62% 63% 68% 69% 55% 68% 66% 72% 69% 74% 69% 76% 65% 62% 62% 67% 59% 67% 67% 66% 69% 68% 69% [VOL] don't know 11% 10% 9% 10% 6% 7% 8% 6% 8% 8% 9% 9% 10% 6% 6% 6% 6% 5% 7% 7% 9% 5% 7% 7% 8% 10% 6% 7% 7% 5% 6% 8% 7% 6% 4% 7% 7% 7% 7% 8% 8% 5% Unweighted n 1689 1694 1697 1684 1697 1698 1700 1726 1702 1695 1692 1689 1703 1699 1696 1696 1706 1694 1697 1702 1690 1701 1694 1700 1689 1682 1690 1697 1695 1702 1693 1682 2092 1696 1696 1700 2000 1989 2485 1993 1992 1993 Page 12 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q21. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Dec 2011 20% 75% 5% Sep 2011 Jul 2011 27% 25% 64% 65% 9% 10% Mar 2011 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 30% 31% 26% 58% 64% 66% 12% 5% 8% May 2010 Mar 2010 Jan 2010 31% 24% 36% 61% 68% 55% 8% 8% 9% Dec 2009 Sep 2009 May 2009 38% 39% 47% 54% 54% 43% 8% 7% 10% Mar 2009 Jan 2009 43% 37% 47% 56% 10% 7% Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Aug 2008 23% 29% 27% 71% 63% 64% 6% 9% 9% Mar 2008 Dec 2007 Sep 2007 33% 31% 33% 55% 62% 57% 12% 7% 10% Jun 2007 Jan 2007 33% 42% 54% 44% 13% 13% Sep 2006 Mar 2006 Oct 2005 37% 35% 42% 54% 54% 46% 9% 11% 11% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1988 1996 2495 1988 1988 1990 1997 1992 1991 1994 2000 1998 1993 1997 1993 1991 1990 1992 1992 1990 1989 2006 1994 1992 1996 Page 13 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q22. Do you think things in the United States are generally going in the right direction or the wrong direction? right direction wrong direction [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 36% 57% 7% Dec 2017 29% 65% 6% May 2017 29% 65% 6% Jan 2017 36% 57% 7% Oct 2016 43% 50% 7% Mar 2016 40% 56% 4% Sep 2015 44% 51% 5% Mar 2015 40% 54% 6% Mar 2014 39% 56% 5% Dec 2013 35% 57% 7% Jan 2013 56% 39% 5% Oct 2012 46% 49% 5% Sep 2011 30% 65% 5% Oct 2010 36% 58% 6% Dec 2009 42% 53% 5% May 2009 57% 37% 6% Jan 2009 32% 62% 6% Aug 2008 21% 74% 5% Mar 2008 22% 73% 6% Jun 2007 31% 63% 6% Jan 2007 34% 60% 6% Oct 2006 31% 62% 7% Sep 2005 34% 62% 5% Jan 2005 43% 51% 5% Sep 2004 42% 54% 4% Sep 2003 42% 51% 7% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1693 1692 1689 1689 1697 1702 1690 1690 1691 1693 1701 1998 1989 1982 1997 2000 1993 1994 1997 1982 2003 1992 2002 1997 1995 1979 Page 14 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q23. Turning to economic conditions, do you think that during the next 12 months the United States will have good times financially or bad times? good times bad times [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 48% 42% 10% May 2017 Jan 2017 39% 52% 50% 39% 11% 8% Oct 2016 Mar 2016 Sep 2015 46% 48% 48% 39% 42% 45% 15% 10% 7% Mar 2015 Mar 2014 Dec 2013 53% 45% 43% 41% 48% 48% 6% 7% 9% Oct 2012 Sep 2011 Sep 2010 45% 29% 35% 46% 65% 58% 10% 6% 7% Dec 2009 May 2009 35% 33% 58% 61% 8% 6% Jan 2009 Aug 2008 Mar 2008 24% 23% 18% 71% 70% 76% 5% 7% 5% Jun 2007 Jan 2007 Oct 2006 39% 47% 44% 53% 46% 46% 8% 8% 9% Sep 2005 Jan 2005 Sep 2004 30% 48% 47% 63% 43% 41% 7% 9% 12% Sep 2003 47% 42% 11% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1695 1697 1692 1693 1702 1695 1686 1689 1693 1997 1995 1985 1999 2001 1995 1992 1998 1993 2006 1996 2002 1996 1996 1974 Page 15 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q24. If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services, or a bigger government providing more services? smaller government, fewer services bigger government, more services [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 39% 54% 6% May 2017 39% 54% 7% Mar 2016 39% 57% 4% Feb 2002 48% 47% 5% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1670 1685 1696 2010 Page 16 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q25. In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now? more strict less strict kept as they are now Oct 2018 64% 13% 21% Mar 2018 73% 5% 21% May 2017 60% 15% 23% Sep 2015 65% 10% 23% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding [VOL] don't know 2% 2% 2% 2% Unweighted n 1699 1699 1702 1706 Page 17 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q26. All in all, would you favor or oppose building a wall along the entire border with Mexico? favor oppose [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 24% 74% 2% Mar 2018 Sep 2017 25% 24% 71% 73% 3% 2% Mar 2017 Sep 2016 May 2016 25% 25% 26% 72% 72% 71% 3% 3% 3% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1690 1694 1726 1690 1699 1692 Page 18 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q27. Do you favor or oppose the California state and local governments making their own policies and taking actions, separate from the federal government, to protect the legal rights of undocumented immigrants in California? favor oppose [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 58% 36% 6% Mar 2018 62% 35% 3% Jan 2018 65% 31% 4% Jan 2017 65% 32% 3% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1686 1239 1701 1697 Page 19 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q28. As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010, known commonly as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable/unfavorable opinion of it? generally favorable generally unfavorable [VOL] don't know Unweighted n Oct 2018 59% 33% 8% 1694 May 2018 45% 39% 16% 1680 Sep 2017 58% 37% 5% 1726 May 2017 48% 41% 10% 1693 Jan 2017 51% 39% 9% 1687 Dec 2015 51% 42% 8% 1686 Mar 2015 52% 42% 6% 1693 Jan 2015 51% 41% 8% 1696 Dec 2014 46% 43% 10% 1690 Oct 2014 46% 44% 11% 1694 Sep 2014 42% 46% 11% 1693 May 2014 48% 43% 9% 1686 Mar 2014 47% 45% 7% 1689 Jan 2014 44% 46% 10% 1697 Dec 2013 44% 44% 13% 1693 *December 2013 to May 2018 trend wording was “As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010.” Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Page 20 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q29. Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage or is that not the responsibility of the federal government? Should health insurance...? responsibility of government, single payer responsibility of government, mix of private and government not responsibility of government Oct 2018 34% 26% 31% Sep 2017 35% 29% 31% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding don't know 4% 2% responsibility of government, don't know 5% 3% Unweighted n 1682 1723 Page 21 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q30. Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of the Democratic Party? favorable unfavorable [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 46% 41% 12% Dec 2017 Oct 2016 48% 53% 42% 37% 10% 9% May 2016 Dec 2015 Oct 2014 49% 51% 46% 44% 40% 43% 7% 9% 10% Dec 2013 Mar 2013 Oct 2012 52% 55% 58% 39% 36% 35% 9% 8% 7% Sep 2011 Oct 2010 Mar 2010 47% 47% 44% 42% 43% 44% 12% 10% 12% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1671 1681 1692 1687 1676 1680 1683 1686 1991 1984 1969 1972 Page 22 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q31. Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of the Republican Party? favorable unfavorable [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 29% 61% 11% Dec 2017 Oct 2016 26% 23% 64% 69% 10% 8% May 2016 Dec 2015 Oct 2014 23% 30% 29% 70% 61% 59% 7% 9% 12% Dec 2013 Mar 2013 Oct 2012 33% 37% 35% 57% 56% 56% 11% 7% 9% Sep 2011 Oct 2010 Mar 2010 32% 28% 31% 56% 60% 56% 12% 12% 13% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1669 1692 1684 1684 1668 1676 1684 1681 1983 1991 1964 1967 Page 23 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q32. In your view, do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job representing the American people, or do they do such a poor job that a third major party is needed? third party is adequate job needed [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 32% 55% 13% Dec 2017 Oct 2016 29% 32% 60% 58% 11% 10% Dec 2015 Oct 2014 Dec 2013 33% 29% 37% 57% 58% 49% 10% 13% 13% Mar 2013 Oct 2012 Sep 2011 39% 44% 37% 51% 48% 51% 10% 8% 12% Oct 2010 Mar 2010 Sep 2008 35% 36% 41% 53% 53% 52% 12% 11% 8% Oct 2006 Sep 2004 38% 48% 53% 46% 10% 7% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1646 1675 1679 1668 1669 1664 1680 1972 1959 1963 1969 1977 1992 1988 Page 24" ["_edit_lock"]=> string(13) "1628062128:22" ["_wpmf_gallery_custom_image_link"]=> string(0) "" ["_gallery_link_target"]=> string(0) "" ["wpmf_pdf_embed"]=> string(4) "link" } ["___content":protected]=> string(218) "

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Live landline and cell phone interviews were conducted in English and Spanish according to the respondents’ preferences. Interviews took an average of 18 minutes to complete. Interviewing took place on weekend days and weekday nights October 12-21, 2018. The sampling error for October 2018, taking design effects from weighting into consideration, is ±3.3 percent at the 95 percent confidence level for the total unweighted sample of 1,704 adults. This means that 95 times out of 100, the results will be within 3.3 percentage points of what they would be if all adults in California were interviewed. Sampling error is only one type of error to which surveys are subject. Results may also be affected by factors such as question wording, question order, and survey timing. If you have any questions or require additional information regarding this survey, please contact surveys@ppic.org PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jul 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Jul 2016 May 2016 Apr 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Apr 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Jul 2014 May 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Q1. First, overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Jerry Brown is handling his job as governor of California? approve 48% 49% 52% 48% 52% 51% 56% 53% 55% 55% 53% 52% 49% 58% 62% 57% 55% 55% 54% 52% 54% 51% 58% 51% 52% 53% 52% 50% 55% 61% 54% 50% 51% 53% 50% 51% 49% 58% 47% 48% 48% 48% disapprove 31% 32% 29% 31% 30% 31% 29% 28% 27% 31% 27% 32% 30% 25% 24% 24% 24% 28% 27% 28% 26% 29% 26% 29% 29% 27% 27% 27% 28% 23% 28% 28% 28% 28% 30% 26% 28% 26% 28% 31% 27% 31% [VOL] don't know 20% 20% 19% 21% 18% 18% 15% 19% 18% 15% 20% 16% 21% 17% 13% 18% 21% 18% 20% 20% 19% 19% 16% 20% 19% 20% 21% 23% 17% 16% 18% 22% 21% 19% 20% 23% 23% 16% 25% 22% 26% 21% Unweighted n 1681 1690 1696 1690 1690 1695 1696 1696 1684 1722 1693 1693 1687 1686 1688 1695 1692 1691 1686 1691 1689 1693 1693 1677 1693 1678 1681 1693 1686 1694 1683 1685 1679 1684 1680 1682 1679 1689 1688 1686 2090 1687 Page 1 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q1. First, overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Jerry Brown is handling his job as governor of California? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Apr 2013 46% 31% 22% Mar 2013 Jan 2013 49% 51% 31% 28% 20% 21% Dec 2012 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 48% 42% 41% 35% 37% 36% 17% 21% 23% Aug 2012 May 2012 Apr 2012 42% 39% 43% 35% 36% 32% 23% 24% 25% Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 40% 46% 42% 33% 31% 30% 27% 23% 28% Nov 2011 Sep 2011 44% 41% 30% 28% 26% 31% Jul 2011 Jun 2011 Apr 2011 42% 42% 40% 28% 24% 29% 29% 33% 31% Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Jan 2011 34% 34% 41% 24% 17% 19% 42% 49% 39% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1687 1686 1696 1985 1993 1986 2461 1989 1983 1984 1987 1982 2476 1985 2481 1990 2479 1984 2470 1969 Page 2 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jul 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Jul 2016 May 2016 Apr 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Apr 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Jul 2014 May 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Q2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? approve 45% 46% 46% 44% 46% 46% 51% 49% 48% 49% 50% 46% 49% 51% 57% 49% 46% 47% 45% 43% 48% 44% 46% 41% 45% 39% 37% 42% 45% 49% 41% 41% 37% 38% 40% 40% 36% 42% 38% 38% 36% 35% disapprove 37% 37% 38% 38% 40% 38% 33% 36% 36% 39% 34% 38% 36% 33% 30% 38% 33% 37% 40% 37% 38% 39% 39% 40% 38% 45% 43% 43% 39% 36% 42% 42% 42% 46% 44% 44% 45% 44% 43% 45% 45% 50% [VOL] don't know 18% 17% 15% 18% 14% 16% 16% 15% 16% 12% 17% 15% 15% 16% 13% 13% 20% 16% 15% 20% 14% 18% 15% 19% 17% 16% 20% 15% 16% 15% 17% 17% 20% 16% 16% 17% 19% 14% 19% 17% 19% 16% Unweighted n 1691 1690 1703 1692 1697 1690 1694 1697 1690 1726 1697 1691 1696 1685 1686 1697 1684 1690 1687 1690 1694 1692 1692 1678 1691 1688 1694 1695 1693 1689 1681 1686 1673 1683 1684 1693 1685 1698 1688 1693 2096 1697 Page 3 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Apr 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Dec 2012 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 Aug 2012 May 2012 Apr 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 Nov 2011 Sep 2011 Jul 2011 Jun 2011 Apr 2011 Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Jan 2011 Nov 2010 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 Jul 2010 May 2010 Apr 2010 Mar 2010 Jan 2010 Dec 2009 Nov 2009 Sep 2009 Jul 2009 May 2009 Apr 2009 Mar 2009 Feb 2009 Jan 2009 Nov 2008 Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Aug 2008 May 2008 Q2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? approve 31% 34% 41% 34% 28% 30% 29% 25% 25% 25% 28% 25% 25% 26% 23% 23% 21% 24% 24% 26% 14% 16% 16% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 17% 18% 21% 17% 21% 23% 18% 21% 21% 24% 25% 21% 26% 26% disapprove 53% 49% 42% 51% 55% 53% 54% 57% 58% 54% 56% 55% 55% 56% 59% 58% 60% 54% 52% 55% 72% 77% 75% 68% 72% 69% 72% 71% 70% 68% 68% 71% 65% 63% 68% 65% 67% 60% 63% 67% 63% 57% [VOL] don't know 15% 17% 17% 15% 17% 17% 17% 18% 16% 21% 16% 20% 19% 18% 18% 19% 19% 21% 24% 19% 14% 7% 9% 17% 12% 14% 14% 11% 13% 15% 11% 11% 14% 14% 14% 14% 12% 16% 12% 11% 11% 17% Unweighted n 1699 1689 1700 1992 1995 1989 2480 1990 1992 1989 1988 1987 2490 1998 2496 1998 2487 1982 2483 1990 2486 1989 1990 2487 1993 2493 1996 1989 2000 2491 1998 2484 1994 2493 1995 2494 1994 2482 1996 1990 1991 1991 Page 4 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q2. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Apr 2008 Mar 2008 Jan 2008 Dec 2007 Oct 2007 Sep 2007 Jun 2007 May 2007 Apr 2007 Mar 2007 Jan 2007 Oct 2006 Sep 2006 Aug 2006 May 2006 Mar 2006 Jan 2006 Jan 2006 Oct 2005 Sep 2005 Aug 2005 May 2005 Jan 2005 Oct 2004 Sep 2004 Aug 2004 Jun 2004 May 2004 Jan 2004 Aug 2003 Jun 2003 Feb 2003 Sep 2002 Jan 2002 Dec 2001 Jul 2001 Jan 2001 Sep 2000 26% 30% 34% 41% 33% 34% 39% 37% 38% 41% 40% 30% 34% 31% 26% 25% 29% 24% 25% 32% 27% 26% 37% 43% 40% 42% 40% 40% 36% 28% 39% 36% 45% 49% 53% 45% 58% 56% 58% 55% 53% 47% 50% 51% 40% 44% 44% 42% 44% 52% 50% 53% 54% 59% 57% 54% 56% 53% 56% 58% 50% 41% 46% 45% 44% 43% 45% 58% 44% 45% 36% 35% 29% 38% 27% 31% 16% 15% 13% 12% 17% 15% 21% 19% 18% 17% 15% 18% 16% 16% 20% 16% 14% 22% 19% 15% 17% 16% 13% 16% 14% 13% 16% 17% 19% 14% 17% 19% 18% 16% 18% 18% 15% 12% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 2495 1988 1988 1992 2490 1988 1987 1994 2483 1989 2006 1993 1994 1995 1988 1988 2000 2481 1993 1992 1993 1992 1993 2005 1988 1990 2498 1986 1981 1979 1976 1967 1967 1942 1952 1966 1960 1980 Page 5 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 May 2018 Jan 2018 Sep 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 May 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jun 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 May 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jun 2013 May 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Dec 2012 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 May 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 Sep 2011 Jun 2011 Jun 2011 Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Q3. Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times? good times 48% 53% 51% 56% 51% 51% 53% 47% 48% 50% 51% 49% 48% 48% 48% 52% 58% 52% 45% 44% 44% 46% 49% 43% 46% 46% 48% 44% 49% 41% 37% 33% 31% 34% 35% 31% 25% 26% 34% 30% 34% bad times 39% 37% 39% 35% 40% 40% 35% 38% 40% 39% 40% 43% 41% 42% 42% 38% 34% 39% 44% 45% 47% 45% 45% 48% 44% 42% 44% 49% 40% 50% 53% 57% 61% 56% 56% 60% 67% 63% 58% 61% 54% [VOL] don't know 12% 10% 10% 10% 9% 9% 12% 15% 12% 11% 9% 8% 11% 9% 10% 10% 8% 9% 11% 10% 9% 10% 6% 9% 10% 12% 8% 8% 11% 9% 11% 10% 8% 10% 9% 9% 8% 11% 8% 8% 11% Unweighted n 1693 1689 1694 1695 1728 1696 1691 1696 1693 1691 1695 1693 1689 1700 1695 1686 1691 1684 1694 1687 1689 1693 1692 1692 1694 2468 1685 1691 1695 1987 1995 1983 1986 1994 1988 1986 1993 2479 1995 1987 2481 Page 6 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Jan 2011 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 Jul 2010 May 2010 Mar 2010 Jan 2010 Dec 2009 Nov 2009 Sep 2009 Jul 2009 Jun 2009 May 2009 Mar 2009 Feb 2009 Jan 2009 Nov 2008 Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Aug 2008 Jul 2008 Jun 2008 May 2008 Mar 2008 Jan 2008 Dec 2007 Sep 2007 Jun 2007 May 2007 Mar 2007 Jan 2007 Oct 2006 Sep 2006 Aug 2006 Jul 2006 May 2006 Mar 2006 Feb 2006 Jan 2006 Jan 2006 Oct 2005 Sep 2005 Q3. Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times? good times 36% 25% 29% 25% 28% 27% 25% 28% 23% 26% 18% 24% 25% 22% 22% 18% 20% 18% 20% 21% 15% 15% 17% 16% 20% 25% 33% 40% 38% 40% 50% 50% 45% 43% 39% 37% 45% 42% 48% 41% 34% 32% bad times 56% 62% 59% 67% 65% 65% 67% 66% 69% 67% 75% 69% 67% 71% 73% 77% 71% 74% 68% 71% 78% 78% 73% 76% 72% 65% 59% 49% 50% 51% 39% 37% 43% 46% 46% 52% 43% 45% 42% 46% 56% 58% [VOL] don't know 7% 13% 12% 7% 8% 8% 8% 6% 8% 7% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 5% 10% 8% 11% 8% 6% 7% 10% 9% 9% 10% 8% 10% 12% 9% 11% 13% 12% 12% 15% 12% 12% 13% 11% 13% 10% 10% Unweighted n 1989 1971 1984 2487 1990 1991 1990 1995 2487 1996 2493 2498 1998 1999 2496 1998 2489 1995 1996 1995 2498 2495 1988 1998 1991 1993 1992 1987 1990 1989 2009 1994 1999 1993 2494 1994 1989 1995 1997 2487 1990 1993 Page 7 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q3. Turning to economic conditions in California, do you think that during the next 12 months we will have good times financially or bad times? good times bad times [VOL] don't know Aug 2005 Jul 2005 May 2005 Apr 2005 Jan 2005 Oct 2004 Sep 2004 Aug 2004 Jul 2004 Jun 2004 May 2004 Feb 2004 Jan 2004 Nov 2003 Oct 2003 Sep 2003 Aug 2003 Jul 2003 Jun 2003 Feb 2003 Nov 2002 Oct 2002 Sep 2002 Aug 2002 Feb 2002 Jan 2002 Dec 2001 Nov 2001 Jul 2001 May 2001 Jan 2001 Aug 2000 Feb 2000 Dec 1999 Sep 1999 38% 42% 39% 38% 47% 42% 46% 45% 48% 41% 42% 43% 49% 39% 36% 32% 30% 34% 32% 20% 44% 38% 43% 39% 46% 48% 37% 33% 41% 38% 51% 72% 78% 76% 72% 51% 43% 49% 51% 39% 43% 40% 40% 40% 46% 44% 44% 36% 47% 43% 50% 53% 55% 58% 71% 46% 51% 46% 51% 47% 46% 56% 59% 50% 56% 38% 21% 15% 19% 23% 11% 15% 12% 11% 13% 14% 14% 15% 12% 13% 14% 13% 15% 14% 22% 18% 17% 10% 10% 10% 10% 12% 10% 10% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 6% 11% 7% 7% 6% 5% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1994 2489 1990 2492 1992 2007 1990 1989 2488 2479 1991 1974 1983 1985 1965 1959 1967 1977 1972 1978 1964 1960 1976 1976 2021 1950 1969 1970 1983 1984 1975 1970 2028 1992 1997 Page 8 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q18. Would you say traffic congestion on freeways and major roads is a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem in your region of California? big problem somewhat of a problem Oct 2018 63% 25% Mar 2016 Jul 2006 58% 64% 25% 23% Nov 2004 Jul 2004 Jun 2004 59% 64% 63% 26% 22% 26% Jul 2003 Nov 2002 Jun 2002 62% 51% 61% 26% 30% 24% Nov 2001 May 2001 Jun 2000 53% 60% 44% 27% 23% 32% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding not a problem 11% 17% 12% 13% 13% 11% 12% 19% 15% 19% 17% 24% [VOL] don't know 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% Unweighted n 1703 1710 2500 2501 2504 2503 1986 1973 1976 1973 1986 1968 Page 9 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q19. How much of a problem is housing affordability in your part of California? Is it a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem? big problem somewhat of a problem Oct 2018 65% 24% May 2017 59% 28% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding not a problem 9% 12% [VOL] don't know 2% 1% Unweighted n 1703 1704 Page 10 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q20. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Donald Trump is handling his job as president? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 29% 64% 7% Sep 2018 Jul 2018 30% 29% 66% 66% 5% 5% May 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 30% 30% 26% 63% 65% 71% 7% 5% 3% Dec 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 28% 27% 25% 68% 69% 71% 5% 4% 4% May 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 27% 31% 30% 67% 61% 58% 6% 7% 12% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1685 1689 1689 1682 1688 1695 1687 1721 1696 1690 1685 1678 Page 11 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jul 2018 May 2018 Mar 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017 Jul 2017 May 2017 Mar 2017 Jan 2017 Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Jul 2016 May 2016 Mar 2016 Jan 2016 Dec 2015 Sep 2015 Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Mar 2015 Jan 2015 Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Jul 2014 May 2014 Mar 2014 Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Sep 2013 Jul 2013 May 2013 Mar 2013 Jan 2013 Oct 2012 Sep 2012 Aug 2012 May 2012 Mar 2012 Jan 2012 Q21. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job? approve 25% 28% 20% 24% 29% 21% 22% 24% 24% 26% 36% 33% 31% 29% 28% 28% 24% 32% 26% 32% 29% 27% 24% 38% 24% 24% 22% 24% 19% 26% 18% 28% 30% 31% 29% 34% 26% 27% 27% 22% 24% 25% disapprove 64% 61% 71% 66% 65% 72% 70% 70% 68% 66% 55% 58% 59% 65% 66% 67% 70% 63% 67% 62% 63% 68% 69% 55% 68% 66% 72% 69% 74% 69% 76% 65% 62% 62% 67% 59% 67% 67% 66% 69% 68% 69% [VOL] don't know 11% 10% 9% 10% 6% 7% 8% 6% 8% 8% 9% 9% 10% 6% 6% 6% 6% 5% 7% 7% 9% 5% 7% 7% 8% 10% 6% 7% 7% 5% 6% 8% 7% 6% 4% 7% 7% 7% 7% 8% 8% 5% Unweighted n 1689 1694 1697 1684 1697 1698 1700 1726 1702 1695 1692 1689 1703 1699 1696 1696 1706 1694 1697 1702 1690 1701 1694 1700 1689 1682 1690 1697 1695 1702 1693 1682 2092 1696 1696 1700 2000 1989 2485 1993 1992 1993 Page 12 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends(cont.) Q21. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job? approve disapprove [VOL] don't know Dec 2011 20% 75% 5% Sep 2011 Jul 2011 27% 25% 64% 65% 9% 10% Mar 2011 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 30% 31% 26% 58% 64% 66% 12% 5% 8% May 2010 Mar 2010 Jan 2010 31% 24% 36% 61% 68% 55% 8% 8% 9% Dec 2009 Sep 2009 May 2009 38% 39% 47% 54% 54% 43% 8% 7% 10% Mar 2009 Jan 2009 43% 37% 47% 56% 10% 7% Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Aug 2008 23% 29% 27% 71% 63% 64% 6% 9% 9% Mar 2008 Dec 2007 Sep 2007 33% 31% 33% 55% 62% 57% 12% 7% 10% Jun 2007 Jan 2007 33% 42% 54% 44% 13% 13% Sep 2006 Mar 2006 Oct 2005 37% 35% 42% 54% 54% 46% 9% 11% 11% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1988 1996 2495 1988 1988 1990 1997 1992 1991 1994 2000 1998 1993 1997 1993 1991 1990 1992 1992 1990 1989 2006 1994 1992 1996 Page 13 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q22. Do you think things in the United States are generally going in the right direction or the wrong direction? right direction wrong direction [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 36% 57% 7% Dec 2017 29% 65% 6% May 2017 29% 65% 6% Jan 2017 36% 57% 7% Oct 2016 43% 50% 7% Mar 2016 40% 56% 4% Sep 2015 44% 51% 5% Mar 2015 40% 54% 6% Mar 2014 39% 56% 5% Dec 2013 35% 57% 7% Jan 2013 56% 39% 5% Oct 2012 46% 49% 5% Sep 2011 30% 65% 5% Oct 2010 36% 58% 6% Dec 2009 42% 53% 5% May 2009 57% 37% 6% Jan 2009 32% 62% 6% Aug 2008 21% 74% 5% Mar 2008 22% 73% 6% Jun 2007 31% 63% 6% Jan 2007 34% 60% 6% Oct 2006 31% 62% 7% Sep 2005 34% 62% 5% Jan 2005 43% 51% 5% Sep 2004 42% 54% 4% Sep 2003 42% 51% 7% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1693 1692 1689 1689 1697 1702 1690 1690 1691 1693 1701 1998 1989 1982 1997 2000 1993 1994 1997 1982 2003 1992 2002 1997 1995 1979 Page 14 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q23. Turning to economic conditions, do you think that during the next 12 months the United States will have good times financially or bad times? good times bad times [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 48% 42% 10% May 2017 Jan 2017 39% 52% 50% 39% 11% 8% Oct 2016 Mar 2016 Sep 2015 46% 48% 48% 39% 42% 45% 15% 10% 7% Mar 2015 Mar 2014 Dec 2013 53% 45% 43% 41% 48% 48% 6% 7% 9% Oct 2012 Sep 2011 Sep 2010 45% 29% 35% 46% 65% 58% 10% 6% 7% Dec 2009 May 2009 35% 33% 58% 61% 8% 6% Jan 2009 Aug 2008 Mar 2008 24% 23% 18% 71% 70% 76% 5% 7% 5% Jun 2007 Jan 2007 Oct 2006 39% 47% 44% 53% 46% 46% 8% 8% 9% Sep 2005 Jan 2005 Sep 2004 30% 48% 47% 63% 43% 41% 7% 9% 12% Sep 2003 47% 42% 11% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1695 1697 1692 1693 1702 1695 1686 1689 1693 1997 1995 1985 1999 2001 1995 1992 1998 1993 2006 1996 2002 1996 1996 1974 Page 15 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q24. If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services, or a bigger government providing more services? smaller government, fewer services bigger government, more services [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 39% 54% 6% May 2017 39% 54% 7% Mar 2016 39% 57% 4% Feb 2002 48% 47% 5% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1670 1685 1696 2010 Page 16 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q25. In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now? more strict less strict kept as they are now Oct 2018 64% 13% 21% Mar 2018 73% 5% 21% May 2017 60% 15% 23% Sep 2015 65% 10% 23% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding [VOL] don't know 2% 2% 2% 2% Unweighted n 1699 1699 1702 1706 Page 17 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q26. All in all, would you favor or oppose building a wall along the entire border with Mexico? favor oppose [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 24% 74% 2% Mar 2018 Sep 2017 25% 24% 71% 73% 3% 2% Mar 2017 Sep 2016 May 2016 25% 25% 26% 72% 72% 71% 3% 3% 3% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1690 1694 1726 1690 1699 1692 Page 18 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q27. Do you favor or oppose the California state and local governments making their own policies and taking actions, separate from the federal government, to protect the legal rights of undocumented immigrants in California? favor oppose [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 58% 36% 6% Mar 2018 62% 35% 3% Jan 2018 65% 31% 4% Jan 2017 65% 32% 3% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1686 1239 1701 1697 Page 19 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q28. As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010, known commonly as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable/unfavorable opinion of it? generally favorable generally unfavorable [VOL] don't know Unweighted n Oct 2018 59% 33% 8% 1694 May 2018 45% 39% 16% 1680 Sep 2017 58% 37% 5% 1726 May 2017 48% 41% 10% 1693 Jan 2017 51% 39% 9% 1687 Dec 2015 51% 42% 8% 1686 Mar 2015 52% 42% 6% 1693 Jan 2015 51% 41% 8% 1696 Dec 2014 46% 43% 10% 1690 Oct 2014 46% 44% 11% 1694 Sep 2014 42% 46% 11% 1693 May 2014 48% 43% 9% 1686 Mar 2014 47% 45% 7% 1689 Jan 2014 44% 46% 10% 1697 Dec 2013 44% 44% 13% 1693 *December 2013 to May 2018 trend wording was “As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010.” Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Page 20 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q29. Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage or is that not the responsibility of the federal government? Should health insurance...? responsibility of government, single payer responsibility of government, mix of private and government not responsibility of government Oct 2018 34% 26% 31% Sep 2017 35% 29% 31% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding don't know 4% 2% responsibility of government, don't know 5% 3% Unweighted n 1682 1723 Page 21 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q30. Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of the Democratic Party? favorable unfavorable [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 46% 41% 12% Dec 2017 Oct 2016 48% 53% 42% 37% 10% 9% May 2016 Dec 2015 Oct 2014 49% 51% 46% 44% 40% 43% 7% 9% 10% Dec 2013 Mar 2013 Oct 2012 52% 55% 58% 39% 36% 35% 9% 8% 7% Sep 2011 Oct 2010 Mar 2010 47% 47% 44% 42% 43% 44% 12% 10% 12% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1671 1681 1692 1687 1676 1680 1683 1686 1991 1984 1969 1972 Page 22 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q31. Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of the Republican Party? favorable unfavorable [VOL] don't know Oct 2018 29% 61% 11% Dec 2017 Oct 2016 26% 23% 64% 69% 10% 8% May 2016 Dec 2015 Oct 2014 23% 30% 29% 70% 61% 59% 7% 9% 12% Dec 2013 Mar 2013 Oct 2012 33% 37% 35% 57% 56% 56% 11% 7% 9% Sep 2011 Oct 2010 Mar 2010 32% 28% 31% 56% 60% 56% 12% 12% 13% Note: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Unweighted n 1669 1692 1684 1684 1668 1676 1684 1681 1983 1991 1964 1967 Page 23 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Their Government - October 2018 All Adults - Time Trends Q32. 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