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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.
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Screen Shot Poverty By County District Interactive California Poverty by County and Legislative District These interactive maps show 2017–19 average poverty rates across counties and other local areas, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
Image of Who's in Poverty in California Interactive Who’s in Poverty in California? This interactive shows 2019 poverty rates across demographic groups in California, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
Featured image for Interactive: Redistricting and California’s Changing Population Redistricting and California’s Changing Population The 2020 Census results show California growing more slowly than the nation as a whole, and for the first time the state will lose a House seat. This interactive explores California’s population shifts—and what they might mean for political representation.
Featured image for Interactive: Californians and the Housing Crisis Californians and the Housing Crisis 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.
Featured image for Interactive: California's Exclusive Electorate California’s Exclusive Electorate Voters in California are unrepresentative of the state as a whole. But the decisions they make at the ballot box affect the future of all Californians.
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