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Looking Forward

By Mark Baldassare

Jan 5, 2021 ... At the start of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn continue to pose daunting challenges. PPIC's research examines how ...


California’s Future

By Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

This multi-topic publication highlights the state's most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, ...

Fact Sheet

California’s County Jails

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

In addition, the state prison system has not allowed transfers of jail inmates with prison sentences throughout most of the pandemic, requiring these inmates to ...


California’s Future: Education

By Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Niu Gao ...

California has begun moving toward a “cradle to career” approach that connects early childhood, K–12, and higher education more closely.


California’s Future: Economy

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

California's economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. Between February and May 2020, the state lost more than 3 million jobs, largely erasing gains from a ...

Fact Sheet

Arrests in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, Joseph Hayes

Local law enforcement directives during the pandemic likely led to fewer overall arrests in California. Violent offenses are the largest category of felony ...

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Video: Vaccinating California

By Mary Severance

Mar 30, 2021 ... PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal ...

Fact Sheet

California’s Digital Divide

By Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

Broadband subscriptions were at all-time highs before the pandemic began. A record-high percentage of Californians (84%) had high-speed internet at home in 2019 ...

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Where We Stand

By Mark Baldassare

Jan 11, 2021 ... PPIC president and CEO Mark Baldassare condemns the recent attack on the US Capitol and underscores the importance of shared knowledge and ...



The coronavirus outbreak poses a tremendous challenge to California, the nation, and the global community. PPIC's analyses examine the impacts of COVID-19 ...