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Don't know 11% Wrong direction 41% Right direction 48% 7 Public higher education policies for the next governor When it comes to public higher education in California, would you rather see the next governor generally continue Jerry Brown’s policies or mostly change to different policies? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 51 31 All adults 43 36 46 40 African Americans Asian Americans Continue Brown's policies Change to new policies 52 32 51 29 Latinos Whites 8 Importance of higher education for California’s future In general, how important is California’s higher education system to the quality of life and economic vitality of the state over the next 20 years? Somewhat important Very important 100 80 20 13 24 15 23 60 % 40 75 81 73 82 71 20 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites 9 Importance of four-year degree for financial success In general, how important is having a four-year college degree for economic and financial success in today’s economy? 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Do you think it would be a good idea or a bad idea to establish a minimum level of state spending each year for the California State University and University of California systems? 100 80 % 60 40 20 63 29 73 20 51 39 65 29 Good idea Bad idea 61 32 0 All adults Dem Rep Ind Likely voters 17 Support for a split roll property tax to fund higher education As you may know, under Proposition 13, residential and commercial property taxes are both strictly limited. What if there was a state ballot measure to have commercial properties taxed at their current value and direct some of the tax revenue to state funding for public higher education? Would you vote yes or no? 100 % saying they would vote yes 80 63 66 60 58 53 54 50 56 % 40 20 0 All adults Central Valley Inland Empire Los Angeles Orange/San SF Bay Area Likely Voters Diego 18 Support for a state bond for higher education construction projects If the state ballot had a bond measure to pay for construction projects in California’s public higher education system, would you vote yes or no? 100 % saying they would vote yes 80 66 64 72 69 63 63 60 57 % 40 20 0 All adults Central Valley Inland Empire Los Angeles Orange/San SF Bay Area Likely Voters Diego 19 Opportunity disparities Do you think qualified students ______ have less opportunity, more opportunity, or about the same opportunity as others to get a college education? From low-income families 1% Who are ethnic or racial minorities 2% 15% 34% 40% 12% 53% Less opportunity About the same More opportunity Don't know 42% 20 Biggest financial burden for California’s students In general, which do you think is the biggest financial burden for students in California’s public colleges and universities today: tuition and fees or housing and living expenses? 100 Tuition and fees 80 Housing and living expenses 60 % 40 20 45 34 51 32 54 31 47 33 45 31 36 40 0 All adults Central Valley Inland Empire Los Angeles Orange/San San Francisco Diego Bay Area 21 Concern about students taking on too much debt How concerned are you about students who attend California’s public colleges and universities taking on too much debt to pay for tuition and living expenses? 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