Thursday, January 29, 2015
On the other hand, the general public and voters specifically have very little knowledge of the state budget. PPIC finds that 42% of adults (and likely voters) think that the prisons are the biggest expenditure in the state budget when K-12 (by far) is the biggest category. There is a tendency to think that what you don't like is what the state spends its money on. Half of Democrats think that prisons are the top category. A plurality of Republicans (38%) think its social welfare spending.