Californians continue suffering from poor economy, poll says
Job loss, reduced salaries and tight personal budgets continue to be serious problems for Californians, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
Registered voters say they’re wrestling with these issues at roughly the same levels they were last summer.
Thirty-five percent of poll respondents said the loss of a job has affected them or their families in the past year.
A slightly higher percentage said they or someone in their family had experienced salary cuts or a reduction in work hours.
In addition, 47% say they or a family member had delayed a major purchase, up six points from May and down five points from last November.
The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times poll canvassed 1,520 registered voters by telephone Nov. 7-12.
The survey was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a Democratic firm, and American Viewpoint, a Republican company. The margin of error is 2.9 percentage points.
Look for more findings in coming days.
Photo: Sheila Bird, right, waits in line for employment interviews at a job fair in Los Angeles in August. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press