California’s Exclusive Electorate
The people who go to the polls in California are very different from those who do not—with significant implications for our state. View highlights from our latest research on California’s likely voters.
California Poverty by County and Legislative District July 30 2021 These interactive maps show 2017–19 average poverty rates across counties and other local areas, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
Who’s in Poverty in California? July 30 2021 This interactive shows 2019 poverty rates across demographic groups in California, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
Californians and the Housing Crisis December 11 2019 Home values and rents in California are among the most expensive in the nation, and the state has one of the highest rates of homelessness. Californians are increasingly concerned about these issues, with more than a third saying they've considered leaving the state due to housing costs.
A Snapshot of California’s Working Poor October 28 2019 Employment does not eliminate poverty. Struggling workers in California can face many barriers to exiting poverty, including low wages, a high cost of living, and a changing job market.
2020 Census Maps: California’s Hard-to-Count Communities July 31 2018 PPIC’s interactive maps highlight hard-to-count communities across California—and identify reasons why certain areas may be hard to reach and at risk of being undercounted in the upcoming census.