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.
Health & Human Services
Who’s in Poverty in California? July 23 2020 This interactive shows 2018 poverty rates across demographic groups in California, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
California Poverty by County and Legislative District July 23 2020 These interactive maps show 2016–18 average poverty rates across counties and other local areas, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
California Critical Care during COVID-19 March 23 2020 As the number of Californians testing positive for the coronavirus rises, there is growing concern about available critical care resources and how they are distributed across the state.
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.