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Report · March 2001

Finding Common Ground: Racial and Ethnic Attitudes in California

Mark Baldassare and Zoltan L. Hajnal

Over the past twenty years, California has experienced tremendous growth and increasing diversity in its population, and this growth and diversity will continue.  By the year 2040, two in three Californians will be Latino, Asian, or black.  As racial and ethnic minorities grow in number, their effect on the social, economic, and political context of the state will also grow.   This report uses data from ten PPIC Statewide Surveys to answers a number of crucial questions about California’s racial and ethnic groups through an analysis of their social, political, and economic attitudes.


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