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Poll: Many Californians feel like they can’t afford to live here

Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 06, 2019

Many Americans dream of living in California, but many Californians feel they can’t even afford it.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 43 percent of California voters feel they can’t afford to live in the Golden State. Among voters 18 to 34 years old, 61 percent say they can’t afford to live here.

Seventy-seven percent of voters statewide say there is a housing crisis in California. That number increases to 87 percent among people living in coastal areas.

Fifty-eight percent of California voters rate the state’s economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 38 percent say “not so good” or “poor.”

As for their opinions on the way things are going in California, voters are almost split down the middle. Forty-nine percent of voters responded that they are “very satisfied” or “satisfied,” while 50 percent responded that they are “somewhat dissatisfied or “very dissatisfied.”