In the Spring 2017, The Institute for Leadership and Public Policy conducted the first San Joaquin Valley Regional Survey.

The survey was developed by the Institute’s Co-Directors, Drs. Cummins and España, and the Institute Survey Director, Dr. Bryant. They polled adults living in the valley about important political and social issues, such as government, water, and high-speed rail.

Fresno State students from across campus learned about polling as they conducted the telephone interviews with over 500 Spanish and English-speaking adults and learned  that while Valley residents mirror some national and California trends on some issues, such as immigration and water, Valley residents have different opinions and priorities.

Various media outlets from the Valley and beyond picked up stories from the survey results, giving a greater voice to San Joaquin Valley residents. The Institute will conduct a second survey in spring 2018.

To view the entire report on the survey, click here Survey_2017_Final_Report_ILPP

Media Coverage

Merced Sun-Star “US approves $650M for train system, also helps high-speed rail” (05/22/17)

KSEE 24, Fresno “Water most important, High Speed Rail Favored in Valley Survey” (05/14/17)

California High-Speed Rail Authority “Growing Support for High-Speed Rail Construction in the Valley” (05/11/17)

Visalia Times-Delta “Survey: Valley residents worried about water” (05/10/17)

Progressive Rail Roading “Survey: San Joaquin Valley residents back high-speed rail project” (05/10/17)

Collegian, Fresno State “1 in 5 adults in Valley lack clean water, 46 percent fear deportation” (05/09/17)

Handford Sentinel “Valley survey finds bullet train support” (05/09/17)

POLITICO “California Playbook” (05/09/17)

Sierra Sun Times “Survey Shows Most Valley Residents Support Construction of High-Speed Rail” (05/09/17)

Merced Sun-Star “California high-speed rail opponents appear poised to fight ruling” (05/08/17)

Telemundo, Fresno “Estudio revela que muchos en el Valle no tienen acceso a agua de calidad” (05/04/17)

The Fresno Bee “Mayor rejects call by faith leaders to better protect undocumented immigrants” (05/03/17)

Valley Public Radio, NPR for Central California – Valley Edition, May 2 “New Poll Examines Valley Views On Water, Immigration, Health Care” (05/02/17)

The Porterville Reporter “Fresno State survey finds concern over deportations” (05/01/17)

La Opinión, Los Angeles “El Valle de San Joaquín: “canasta de alimentos del mundo” donde reina el miedo a la deportación” (04/28/17)

POLITICO “California Playbook” (04/28/17)

Univision, Los Angeles “‘Sanwa’, el epicentro del miedo a la deportación” (04/27/16)

The Fresno Bee “Fresno State survey: Nearly half of Valley adults worry about deportations for family or friends” (04/26/17)

Sierra2TheSea “Fresno State Survey – Nearly Half of San Joaquin Valley Adults are Worried about Deportations” (04/26/17)

Valley Public Radio, NPR for Central California “New Poll: 47 Percent of Valley Residents Oppose Obamacare Repeal” (04/24/17)