Independent, objective, nonpartisan research

Key findings from the current survey:

  • Most Californians say charter schools are an important option for parents in low-income areas-but many express concern that charters divert funding from traditional public schools.
  • More than half of residents across regions say teacher salaries in their community are too low.
  • Majorities support Governor Newsom’s spending plans to expand preschool and full-day kindergarten.

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.


K–12 Education Political Landscape Statewide Survey