Do you feel like you can afford to live in California?
If you said no to that question, you’d be in good company: 43 percent of Californians would agree with you.
The one part of the state where they’d be less likely to feel the crunch? The Bay Area — land of some of the nation’s most crushing housing and child care costs — where 65 percent of registered voters said, yes, they feel as if they can afford to live here.
Still, 77 percent of Californians acknowledged the state’s housing crisis, including 85 percent in the Bay.
And that’s compared with 52 percent of L.A. County residents who said they felt as if they could afford to live in the Golden State and 53 percent of Inland and Valley residents.
Those are a few findings from Quinnipiac University’s first California-specific poll.
Quinnipiac is known for its national election polling, as well as a source for public opinions in states like New York, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio. But until now, not California.