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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 25, 2012
From the notebook: The Field Poll numbers on Proposition 32

notebook-thumb-216x184-9328.jpgWe can never get everything we learn into a news story. "From the notebook" posts give you some of the extra details behind the news.

Several blog users have asked for more of the data that informed our Friday story in the Bee about a Propostion 32 voter survey by the Field Poll and the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

What follows is the statistical breakdown and analysis by the Field Poll's Mark Dicamillo and Mervin Field, including the results of a question on pension reform. Scroll to the bottom of the document for the poll's methodology and the exact wording of the questions asked.

If you want to go even deeper, we've also embedded the poll tabulations that break out responses by subgroups such as geography, ethnicity, education level and age.

Field Poll report

Field Poll tabulations


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