Californians Unhappy, Determined To Stay the Course
It's a nice place to visit but, really, don't move there
California residents are depressed about the economy and see little hope for change in the near future, yet they seem more reluctant than ever to change the current high-tax, union-dominated political course that has led to the struggling economy.
As the Field Poll revealed in July, "Californians have had an extremely gloomy view of the state's economy since 2008. … Currently nine out of 10 residents … describe the state's economy as being in bad times." The data is a couple months old, but nothing suggests any drastic change since then.