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2 in 3 Californians support the state making its own policies to address climate change.
California added more than 10 million people since 1990, yet urban water use changed little.
Gun deaths drove California’s largest-ever rise in homicides.
89% Most Californians say housing affordability is a problem in their part of the state.
Democrats are the largest block of registered voters by party.
66% Most California adults favor providing health care to undocumented immigrants.
Schools were a key source of food for low-income families despite closures during the pandemic.
A majority of the 6 million students in California’s public schools are “high need”—low-income, English Learner (EL), or foster youth.
Safety net programs kept more than 12% of children out of poverty in 2018.
In 2021, California lost population for the first time in state history.