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photo - Mark Ghaly Video: Reopening California—A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly Secretary Ghaly talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about what it means for the state to reopen and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. Read More
photo - Serious Woman In Cafe Looking at Phon How Are Unemployed Californians Faring on the Road to Recovery? As California prepares to reopen, unemployment has declined substantially from its pandemic peak. Still, lower-income workers, workers of color, and the youngest workers are far more likely than others to be unemployed. Read More
Woman Placing Open Sign In Store Getty 1279940677 As the State Reopens, Some Californians Are Still Worried about COVID-19 As California prepares to reopen on June 15, concerns about getting the coronavirus have declined and vaccinations continue to increase. But some residents remain wary about COVID-19, and the shares who have received the vaccine vary across racial/ethnic and income groups. Read More
photo - New Born Baby California’s New Baby Bust Although birth rates have been falling for years, they reached new lows in 2021. Women in their 20s account for the vast majority of recent declines. Read More
GettyImages 186653928 Capitol CA Flag Smaller 640×288 Video: Californians and Their Government PPIC’s Dean Bonner and Mark Baldassare discuss new statewide survey findings on Governor Newsom’s job approval, the gubernatorial recall effort, Californians’ economic outlook, and other topics. Read More
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