Donate
PPIC Logo Independent, objective, nonpartisan research
Image for

PPIC Statewide Survey

Search Survey Questions

6 Results, now showing 1-6
Question

In your opinion, what is the most important goal of California's K-12 public schools? [rotate top to bottom/bottom to top; 1-5/5-1, with 6 always last]

Results

teaching students life skills (30%), preparing stuents for college (19%), teaching students the basics (19%), preparing students for the workforce (14%), preparing students to be good citizens (13%), other (specify_ (5%), don't know (1%)

Sample: 1605 Adults, Survey Release Date: 4/10/2024

Survey: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Question

What do you think is the most important issue facing California's K-12 public schools today?

Results

lack of fundindg (10%), concerns about standards/quality of education (10%), concerns about political ideology influencing education (9%), concerns about curriculum (7%), quality of teachers (6%), inadequate preparation for college/life (5%), safety/security (4%), teacher retention/shortage (4%), lack of discipline/behavior of the children (3%), bullying (3%), large class sizes (3%), fighting/voilence/gangs (2%), inequaities (2%), low teacher pay (2%), shootings/gun violence/weapons (2%), technology access and digital divide (2%), other (specify) (20%), don't know (8%)

Sample: 1605 Adults, Survey Release Date: 4/10/2024

Survey: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Question

First, which one issue facing California today do you think is the most important for the governor and state legislature to work on in 2024?

Results

jobs, economy, inflation (20%), homelessness (18%), housing costs, availability (14%), crime, gangs, drugs (11%), immigration, illegal immigration (10%), state budget, deficit, taxes (6%), environment, pollution, climate change (5%), government in general, problems with elected officials, political parties (2%), other (specify) (14%), don't know (2%)

Sample: 1628 Adults, Survey Release Date: 2/22/2024

Survey: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Question

First, thinking about the state as a whole, what do you think is the most important issue facing people in California today?

Results

jobs, economy, inflation (31%), housing costs, availability (15%), homelessness (14%), crime, gangs, drugs (8%), environment, pollution, climate change (6%), immigration, illegal immigration (4%), government in general, problems with elected officials, political parties (3%), state budget, deficit, taxes (3%), water, drought (1%), other (specify) (12%), don't know (3%)

Sample: 1660 Adults, Survey Release Date: 12/6/2023

Survey: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Question

First, thinking about the state as a whole, what do you think is the most important issue facing people in California today?

Results

jobs, the economy, inflation (28%), homelessness (14%), housing costs, availability (13%), crime, gangs, drugs (8%), environment, pollution, climate change (8%), government in general, problems with elected officials, parties (3%), state budget, deficit, spending, taxes (3%), immigration, illegal immigration (2%), other (specify) (16%), don't know (5%)

Sample: 1671 Adults, Survey Release Date: 9/26/2023

Survey: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Question

Next, what do you think is the most important environmental issue facing California today?

Results

water supply, drought, reservoirs (22%), loss of forests, forest fires, wildfires (18%), global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases (16%), air pollution, vehicle emissions, smog (8%), energy, fossil fuels, solar, nuclear, wind, alternative energy (5%), pollution in general (4%), landfills, garbage, sewage, waste, recycling (3%), water pollution of ocean, rivers, lakes, streams, beach pollution (3%), government regulation-too much, overregulation, politicians, environmentalists (1%), other (specify) (18%), don't know (3%)

Sample: 1724 Adults, Survey Release Date: 7/12/2023

Survey: PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Survey Data Sets

PPIC Statewide Survey – Featured Time Trends, 2024-2016
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2023
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2022
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2021
View More
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2019
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2018
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2017
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2016
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2015
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2014
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2013
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2012
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2011
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2010
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2009
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2008
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2007
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2006
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2005
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2004
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2003
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2001
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 2000
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 1999
PPIC Statewide Survey Data – 1998

PPIC Statewide Survey: Time Trends for the Mood of Californians
PPIC Statewide Survey: Time Trends for Job Approval Ratings
PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey on Public Attitudes and Fiscal Realities in Five Stressed States
PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey on California Elections
PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey on Campaign Ethics