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Californians Continue to Favor Stricter Gun Laws

By Rachel Lawler

PPIC’s May survey—fielded prior to the shooting at a San Jose transit facility this week—finds that a solid majority of Californians favor stricter state gun regulations, a share consistent with our prior surveys.

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Are Voters in the Mood to Recall Their Governor?

By Mark Baldassare

With most Californians approving of Gavin Newsom’s overall job performance and his handling of the pandemic—and amid an improved economic outlook—recall proponents could face an uphill battle.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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

Key findings from the current survey include: Nearly six in ten likely voters say they would vote to keep Governor Newsom in a recall election. Most Californians have positive views of the state’s vaccine distribution, but African Americans and Latinos are less likely than others to be vaccinated. Majorities approve of the governor’s proposals to provide Californians with another round of stimulus checks and help with overdue rent and utility bills. Seven in ten support extending civil rights laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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How Do Californians View the COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Dean Bonner

Although nearly half of Californians have gotten at least one dose, vaccine hesitancy—which varies across racial/ethnic groups and regions—continues to present a challenge in fully vaccinating the state’s population.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

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

Key findings from the current survey include: More than eight in ten Californians think K–12 students are falling behind academically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Californians approve of Governor Newsom’s handling of the K–12 education system; most also approve of the way he is handling school reopening. Most say that the state’s public schools should be at least partially open now, and six in ten are concerned that schools will not be open for full-time in-person instruction this fall. Majorities say their local public schools do an excellent or good job of preparing students for college and for the workforce, but four in ten parents would opt for private school if cost and location were not at issue.

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Five Takeaways on the 2021 Governor’s Recall

By Mark Baldassare

The PPIC Statewide Survey shows a deep partisan divide on removing Governor Newsom and highlights key factors likely to shape public support for a recall.

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