Some findings of the current survey:
- Most Californians have a negative outlook on the direction of the state (52%) and the economy (65%) for the next year, and on the impact of the current housing situation on their own finances (52%).
- Most California residents continue to believe that the number of people without health insurance is a big problem (76%).
- More than six in 10 Californians disapprove of President Bush and the U.S. Congress; more than seven in 10 say immigration policies need change and they favor a path to citizenship for working illegal immigrants.
This is the 82nd PPIC Statewide Survey, and the 26th in the Californians and Their Government series. This survey includes the responses of 2,002 Californians and is supported by The James Irvine Foundation.