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Statewide Survey · January 2019

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, and Lunna Lopes

This research was supported with funding from the James Irvine Foundation and the PPIC Donor Circle.

Key findings from the current survey:

  • Most Californians support Governor Newsom’s first proposed budget, and overwhelming majorities favor his plans to increase funding for preschool and higher education.
  • Californians view immigration as the top issue for state leaders to address in the coming year.
  • A majority of Californians are optimistic about the direction of the state, but less than a third are optimistic about where the nation is headed.

The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers 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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