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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Summary

Key findings from the current survey:
  • Most Californians support policies to address climate change, including laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Two-thirds say air pollution is a serious threat, with Latinos and African Americans most likely to say it is a health concern.
  • Majorities oppose offshore drilling and favor protecting marine sanctuaries.
  • In light of COVID-19, 74% support always wearing masks in public.
The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers nonpartisan, 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.
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