Thursday, June 01, 2017

Californians gloomy about future, poll finds

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Despite their reputation for a warm and sunny outlook, Californians feel downright gloomy about the state of national politics and regional housing affordability, according to a statewide survey released Wednesday.

They’re downcast about the direction of the nation, disapprove of the president and Congress, worry that someone they know will be deported, fear immigration law changes will hurt the California economy and believe that Russia tried to influence the presidential election.

“There’s lots to worry about if you’re a Californian.” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California, an independent, nonpartisan research group that conducted the poll of 1,707 adult residents from May 12 to 22.

Baldassare said the mood of the state’s populace has darkened noticeably since January.
Creepy California in the news.