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Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon, Sarah Bohn

Oct 26, 2022 ... Poverty rates vary widely across the state. Los Angeles (13.7%) and Orange (13.1%) Counties had the highest poverty rates; the Central Valley ...


Making Sense of California’s Economy

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune, Vicki Hsieh

Regional gaps have also shrunk—inland areas with historically higher unemployment, including the Central Valley, central coast, and far north, ...


Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

Traffic stops are a key factor in racial disparities in law enforcement encounters. PPIC researcher Magnus Lofstrom will present new findings on how ...

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Crime Trends in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Oct 19, 2022 ... The lowest violent crime rate—at 305 per 100,000 residents in 2021—was on the southern coast and border (Imperial, Orange, San Diego, ...

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Financing California’s Public Schools

By Julien Lafortune, Joseph Herrera

Rest of the Nation West Coast Most Pop Top 5 Bottom 5. 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019. CALIFORNIA. Rest of the nation.

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California Voter and Party Profiles

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

About 47% of registered voters are Democrats, 24% are Republicans, and 23% are independents. Most independent likely voters lean toward a major party.


Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

Large, multi-purpose Central Valley reservoirs dominate water supply, flood control, hydropower, and ecosystem management in the Bay–Delta and the greater ...

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Policy Brief: Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

But dam construction and operation has damaged the health of California's rivers. In the Central Valley, large, multi-purpose dams are the primary cause of the ...