Public Opinion Poll


Proposition 13 Good for California, 64 Percent of Likely Voters Say

Proposition 13 continues to be overwhelmingly popular, with 64 percent of likely voters agreeing that the 1978 property tax reform measure “turned out to be mostly a good thing for California,” according to a poll released May 26 by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). “Proposition 13 is the 1978 ballot measure that limits the property tax rate to 1 percent of assessed value at time of purchase and annual tax increases to no more than 2 percent until…

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64 Percent of California Voters Think Their Income Taxes Are Too High

Almost two-thirds of California voters believe their state and federal income taxes are too high, according to a Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll released April 15. This marked a 10 percentage-point increase since 2016, the last time a comparable question was asked by the pollster. Latinos in the 40-49 age group were the most likely to say their income taxes are excessive, the poll found. The pollster asked registered voters: “Are the federal and state income taxes that you…

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Poll Finds 62 Percent of Californians Feel Overtaxed

Asked about their combined state and local tax burden, 62 percent of California adults said they are paying more than they think they should, and 3 percent said they think they are undertaxed, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released March 24. The poll found that while 51 percent of Californians support “higher taxes and more services” (compared to 44 percent who support “lower taxes and fewer services”), the level of taxation has gone beyond the level…

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Leaving California

Lack of Quality Jobs Has 21 Percent of Californians Considering Moving to Another State, Poll Finds

More than one in five Californians are seriously considering moving to another state because of the lack of well-paying jobs here, according to a poll released November 9 by the Public Policy Institute of California. “Does the lack of well-paying jobs make you and your family seriously consider moving away from the part of California you live in now?” the pollster asked. Those who answered “yes” were asked whether they are considering moving elsewhere in California or outside the state.…

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Public Opinion

Californians Oppose Tax Increases by Nearly Two-to-One Margin

When asked if tax increases should have been included in the governor’s budget plan, just 34 percent of likely voters said they should have been included, while 60 percent said they should not have been included, according to a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll released June 4. Opposition to taxes was expressed across regions of the state, ages, education levels, income levels, and racial/ethnic groups, the PPIC found. Democrats (43 percent) are more likely than independents (29 percent)…

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Public Opinion Poll: Majority of Californians Think State and Local Taxes Are Too High

Among Californians of all political stripes, 58 percent believe state and local taxes are too high, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) reported February 26. “Despite the spectrum of people and lifestyles across California, there are some issues where opinion is roughly similar everywhere,” PPIC said. “Many of these issues touch on the general role of government: its size and scope. At least a majority – but never more than two-thirds – in every place in the state believes…

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Public Opinion Poll: Voters Strongly Support Proposition 13, Think California’s Tax Burden Is Too High

Likely voters in California overwhelmingly support Proposition 13, according to a poll released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. The poll also found that Californians believe they pay the highest taxes in the nation, and more than their fair share in state and local taxes. Proposition 13 was approved nearly 40 years ago with support of 64.8 percent of the vote, and the PPIC poll found that this support has not wavered. Asked if they believe Proposition…

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