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Californians’ Views on Climate Change

The state’s leadership on climate change is important to most Californians. Most are concerned about the effects of global warming—including severe wildfires and rising sea…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Key findings from the current survey: A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in…

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Child Poverty in California

Child poverty rates remain substantially higher than before the recession. According to official poverty statistics, 19.9% of children in California lived in families without enough…

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Poverty in California

Despite improvements, the official poverty rate remains high. According to official poverty statistics, 14.3% of Californians lacked enough resources—about $24,300 per year for a family…

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The Working Poor in California

Employment—even full-time employment—does not eliminate poverty. In 2016, more than 2 million Californians age 25–64 were working but still in poverty (13% of working adults…

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California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2018–19 Budget

K–12 and higher education continue to see funding increases in this year’s budget. The plan also expands support for working Californians and the homeless, while…

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Proposition 13: 40 Years Later

Proposition 13 introduced sweeping changes to California’s property tax system. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Proposition 13—the landmark citizens’ initiative that limits the…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely voters’ top choice in the state’s gubernatorial primary; Republican John Cox and Democrat Antonio…

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