1994 Orange County Annual Survey
University of California, Irvine

Executive Summary
Survey Methodology


Jobs and the Economy
The Orange County Economy
El Toro Marine Base
Consumer Confidence

Most Important Problems
Crime Perceptions
Crime and Public Policy

Tracking Questions
County Perceptions
Growth and Development
The Environment
Charitable Giving
Political Climate


1994 Survey

University of California, Irvine
1994 UC Regents

This thirteenth report of the Orange County Annual Survey,UCI, spotlights several top concerns of Orange County residents, most notably: crime and the economy. In addition, we continue to track topics from previous years. The 1994 survey was conducted August 19 to 29 and included interviews with 1,000 adult residents. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percent.


To provide decision-makers in the private and public sectors with valid and current information on Orange County adult residents.

To track shifts in important attitudes and population characteristics over time.

To study the social, economic, and political issues of Orange County from a non-advocacy position.

To help establish public discussion and enlightened debate in furthering public policy.

Written by:

Mark Baldassare and Cheryl Katz
University of California, Irvine
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Ecology
November 28, 1994