Independent, objective, nonpartisan research

Key findings from the current survey:

  • Many California parents see school closures for COVID-19 as somewhat of a problem and are concerned with providing productive learning at home.
  • An overwhelming majority of parents approve of school districts’ handling of closures and Governor Newsom’s handling of K-12 education.
  • As optimism wanes about the economy, views on school bonds are mixed.

The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers nonpartisan, 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.


COVID-19 Economy Higher Education K–12 Education Political Landscape Statewide Survey