Some findings of the current survey:
- Californians are starting 2015 on an optimistic note: majorities see the state headed in the right direction and are hopeful that elected leaders will work together.
- Partisans are divided over whether the state should use its budget surplus to pay down debt and build up the reserve or to restore social services.
- Californians support increased funding for higher education but also want existing funds to be spent more wisely.
- Most Californians see crime as a problem in their communities, and a majority think that minorities are not treated equally by the criminal justice system-blacks are especially likely to hold this view.
Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [PDF]
Governor Brown [PDF]
California State Legislature [PDF]
U.S. Congress [PDF]
Senator Boxer [PDF]
Senator Feinstein [PDF]
Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [PDF]
Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [PDF]
Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [XLS]
Governor Brown [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]
U.S. Congress [XLS]
Senator Boxer [XLS]
Senator Feinstein [XLS]
Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [XLS]
Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [XLS]
This survey was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.