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Video: Californians and Education

By Mary Severance

Researchers Deja Thomas and Dean Bonner discuss key findings from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, which examines Californians’ views on the quality of K–12 public education, school funding and resources, and state officials’ handling of the K–12 system.

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An Early Look at the November Election

By Mark Baldassare

With California's November ballot taking shape, we examine how the state's voters are feeling about races for president, the US Senate, and the House of Representatives.

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Policy Brief: The Political Views of Young Californians

By Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Dean Bonner, Stephanie Barton

Younger Californians take a more liberal stance on policy issues and tend to lean more Democratic than older Californians. While young Republicans are more conservative than young Democrats or independents, they are also less conservative than older counterparts across a range of topics—making younger adults less polarized in their views.


The Political Views of Young Californians

By Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Dean Bonner

Do younger Californians have different opinions than older Californians on politics and policy? A new report reveals the gaps between younger and older Californians in their partisanship, ideology, and opinions on current issues. The young may be more liberal—and less polarized by party—than their older counterparts.

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How Has Party Voting Changed in California?

By Eric McGhee

As part of an ongoing series celebrating PPIC's 30th anniversary, policy director and senior fellow Eric McGhee looks at shifts in Californians’ voting patterns over the past three decades.

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Discontent with Major Political Parties Continues to Simmer

By Lauren Mora

More than one-third of Californians have unfavorable views of both the Democratic and Republican parties—a larger share than four years ago—and an overwhelming majority believe the country needs a third major party.

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Stephanie Barton

Researchers Dean Bonner and Lauren Mora discuss key finding from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, including likely voters’ preferences in the top-two US Senate primary, Californians’ views on the top issues facing the state, and other topics.

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