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photo - Woman Wearing Mask at Mailbox, Mailing in BallotVote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

Many states changed their policies to increase voting by mail and reduce the risk from COVID-19 during the 2020 election. In California, officials took extra…

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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include: As approval of Governor Newsom holds steady, four in ten likely voters would vote to remove the governor…

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photo - Students Group On CampusImmigrants and Education in California

Educational attainment among California’s recent immigrants has risen markedly. Immigrants now make up 31% of California workers with at least a bachelor’s degree. However, immigrants…

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Photo of a multi-generational familyImmigrants in California

California is home to almost 11 million immigrants—about a quarter of the foreign-born population nationwide. More than half (53%) of California’s immigrants are naturalized US…

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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include a majority approve of Governor Newsom’s job performance and his handling of COVID-19—but the state gets low marks…

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Two workers managing cardboard boxes on a conveyor belt.  The one closest to the camera is a young women in her 20s.  She is African American, has short hair, and is wearing a yellow/green safety vest over a black t-shirt.  The one farther from the camera is a young man, also in his 20s.  He is of Hispanic descent and is also wearing a safety vest.  They are in a warehouse, you can see shelves of products behind them.PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

Key findings from the current survey include six in ten Californians think that when today’s children grow up, they will be worse off financially than…

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photo - Man in Car Wears Mask While Receiving Box of FoodIncome Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California

The current recession threatens to deepen California’s economic divide and further reduce opportunities for low-income families, communities of color, and women. State policy actions could…

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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include: In the presidential race, Biden maintains a wide lead over Trump, and Californians are more enthusiastic about voting…

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