Some findings of the current survey:
- Most Californians favor the governor’s proposal to temporarily increase the state sales tax and raise income taxes on high earners.
- Almost all Californians consider the state’s budget situation a serious problem.
- With sharp cuts in state services possible in January, a strong majority are concerned about the effect of cuts on K-12 schools.
- Residents are more hopeful about their own finances. Over half say their financial situations will improve in the coming year.
This survey was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.