Some findings of the current survey:
- While many Californians believe the state will be a better place to live in 2025, most (55%) think that today’s children will be worse off financially than their parents.
- A solid majority of Californians think that state and local governments are not doing enough to respond to the current drought.
- Californians are divided along party lines about extending the Proposition 30 tax increases, but there is bipartisan support for raising taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.
- Most Californians think the state is not adequately funding public colleges and universities-but few favor paying higher taxes or increasing student fees.
Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [PDF]
California State Legislature [PDF]
Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]
Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [PDF]
Economic Outlook for California [PDF]
Time Trends for the Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [XLS]
Economic Outlook for California [XLS]
This survey was supported with funding from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the California Postsecondary Education Commission Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.