Skip to comments.Field Poll: Quality of life plunges in California
Posted on 03/18/2011 9:18:37 AM PDT by SmithL
Californians are bummed out.
The Golden State's residents rated their quality of life at its lowest mark in almost 20 years, citing the economic downturn and stagnant personal finances, according to a joint UC Berkeley and Field Poll.
"Residents are reconsidering the image of the Golden State and showing more ambivalence toward it," said Jack Citrin, a Berkeley political science professor who co-wrote the report. "The changes going on - socially, culturally, economic - have made people here less Pollyannaish about the reality of life here."
The poll, based on a telephone survey of 898 registered voters in February, showed that only 39 percent considered the state "one of the best places to live," compared with the glory days of 1985, when 78 percent gave the state the highest rating.
Californians' self-assessment has gradually declined since then, with occasional spurts of optimism, until the appraisal rock-bottomed in 1992 at the tail end of a national recession.
Jon Christensen, the executive director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, said while the poll reflected personal financial woes. Californians are also bothered by a dysfunctional state government mired in a budget crisis.
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Left CA in ‘79. Haven’t missed it.
illegal immigration - as opposed to legal immigration - has negatively impacted the state's quality of life.Gee, ya' reckon?
But they’ll still vote liberal. Some people are so stupid.
Good thing they didn’t call me...Grrrrrrrrrr
That’s what happens when you have several third-world-type enclaves throughout the state. There are towns that have no english-speaking residents, especially in the Central Valley. That should not be allowed to happen.
Oh bullcrap. No one can keep their stoke when sitting out there with two dozen other guys.
But its great news for wetsuit salesmen.
the problem is the latino population,they vote for dems.. and the public employee union block... they have a lock on this state.
sell Calif ro the mexs
The thieving corruptocrat democrat party works its magic on Detroit and (now) California.
Not to mention the national economy.
The only bad thing about leftist suffering is that they will demand a national bailout and will get it.
It will eventually get to the point where we get up in the morning to go to work and lose most of our paychecks to pay for leftist filth. At that point forget about it!
Residents rated their quality of life at its lowest mark in almost 20 years.
Except the Mexicans they are waiting for the white flag.
Too many Illegals, Too many RAT idiots in Sacramento.
Mrs Clamper and I relocated from Calif to Tempe AZ ... and LOVE it. Calif can kiss my rear end
There are also schools that only teach Hispanic history, in Spanish. Mexifornia come to mind? If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it.
More and more I think of Margaret Thatcher, who’s left us with some great political quotes.
“The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
Eastern California is just fine.....from Bishop to the Oregon border.
The state government doesn’t care about the state. They only care about their own pocket books and getting elected by Hispanics. I find it interesting that the major Hispanic communities around the state actually want to stay stupid. This is typical in Mexico. Hispanics only elect people to office that promise to take care of them. What do people expect of them when they come here?
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