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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

Key findings include: Proposition 30 on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has lost ground in the past month, with support among likely voters now falling short of a majority. Democrats hold an overall edge across the state's competitive districts; the outcomes could determine which party controls the US House of Representatives. Four in ten likely voters are satisfied with how democracy is working in the US. Many Californians have negative perceptions of their personal finances and the US economy this election season.

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The Politics of Leaving California

By Eric McGhee, Hans Johnson

California has seen multiple years of population decline, driven in part by a growing number of people leaving the state. Political differences as to the role of government in society could be a factor in some migration decisions.

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Video: 2022 Election Preview

By Vicki Hsieh

Jennifer Medina, national politics reporter at The New York Times, talks about the priorities and mood of California’s electorate with Tamara Keith, White House correspondent at National Public Radio, Christine Mai-Duc, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and Terry Tang, editorial page editor at The Los Angeles Times.


2022 Election Preview

With one month to go before a highly consequential election, what does the political landscape look like in California and the nation? A panel of top political journalists will discuss emerging themes and issues, and assess the mood of the voters.



The high cost of housing poses a threat to the state’s economic future and widens inequality. Not surprisingly, Californians identify housing affordability and homelessness as among the most important issues facing the state. PPIC examines current and emerging housing needs and highlights the role of public policies in addressing the state’s housing crisis.

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California’s Election Reforms at the Dawn of a New Decade

By Eric McGhee

The June primary marked the tenth of anniversary of two major changes to elections in California: the Citizens Redistricting Commission and the Top Two primary. What can the recent primary’s results tell us about the impact of these reforms?

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Primary Takeaways and a Preview of the Fall Election

By Mark Baldassare

The final results from California’s June primary provide insights into the state of our state’s democracy and shed light on the political context for the November general election.

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