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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Stephanie Barton

Dean Bonner and Rachel Lawler discuss key takeaways from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, which examined the top issues for Californians, views on the state budget, likely voters’ perspectives on the 2022 midterm election, and more.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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

Key finding include: Rising prices, the economy, and housing are the top issues for Californians. Most approve of the $18 billion package that Governor Newsom has proposed to address inflation. Majorities think the nation is headed in the wrong direction and anticipate bad economic times in the next year. For the November midterm elections, most likely voters favor the Democratic candidate in their House district and prefer a candidate who wants Roe v. Wade kept in place.

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Most California Voters Say “We Know Best”

By Mark Baldassare

A majority of likely voters believe that policy choices made through the citizens’ initiative process are probably better than those made by state lawmakers.

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Ukrainian Immigrants in California

By Hans Johnson

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has special relevance for California’s Ukrainian community, one of the largest in the country. About one in six Ukrainian immigrants in the US lives in California.

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Vicki Hsieh

PPIC researchers Deja Thomas and Dean Bonner discuss key takeaways from our latest statewide survey, including findings on COVID-19, the economy, crime, the current political environment, and other topics.

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A Shrinking River Inspires Growing Collaboration

By Sarah Bardeen

The Colorado River’s water level is dwindling. Water users are rallying to make cutbacks in a nearly unprecedented show of collaboration. But with major negotiations on the future of the river looming, will it be enough?

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