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
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.
California Poverty by County and Legislative District July 24 2019 These interactive maps show 2014–2016 average poverty rates for counties and congressional, state senate, and state assembly districts, according to both the California Poverty Measure (CPM) and the official poverty measure. They also show a representative CPM poverty threshold: the dollar amount that signals poverty for a family of four that rents.
Who’s in Poverty in California? July 22 2019 This interactive shows 2017 poverty rates across demographic groups in California, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM). It shows poverty rates by age, education, employment, family composition, immigrant status, and race/ethnicity. The CPM is a joint research effort between PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality that, unlike the official poverty measure, takes into account the cost of living and resources from social safety net programs.
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.