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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Lauren Mora, Deja Thomas

Key findings include: A record-high 71 percent of Californians believe that children growing up in the state today will be worse off financially than their parents. Three in ten workers fear losing their jobs to new technology like artificial intelligence. A majority say that California will have bad economic times in the next 12 months; about half approve of how Governor Newsom is handling jobs and the economy.

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A Third of Californians View Both Political Parties Negatively

By Lauren Mora

With a highly consequential election year just around the corner, a growing share of Californians—now one in three--have an unfavorable view of both major political parties. Seven in ten Californians believe that a third major party is needed, an increase from four years ago.

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Crime Trends in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Violent crime in California has ticked up in recent years, with a pronounced increase in incidents involving guns since 2019. Property crime has also risen steadily statewide, and rates now stand slightly above pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Lauren Mora, Deja Thomas

PPIC's latest survey finds that almost nine in ten Californians believe there is a mental health crisis in the US. Also, most Californians are now less comfortable making a major purchase like a home or a car compared to six months ago.

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Concerns about Gun Violence Are Widespread

By Dean Bonner, Deja Thomas

As violent crime increases around the state, one in four Californians—slightly larger than the share nationally—worry either every day or almost every day that they or a loved one will be a victim of gun violence. Parents in California are much more likely than adults without children to worry about gun violence.

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Improving College Access and Success through Dual Enrollment

By Olga Rodriguez, Daniel Payares-Montoya, Iwunze Ugo, Niu Gao

At one time, mainly high-achieving high school students took college courses through dual enrollment; but access has widened under the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) program. While CCAP students are benefiting from the program—they enroll in community college at high rates and reach key milestones—CCAP has room to improve.

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Desire for Action on Housing Contrasts with How Californians Want to Live

By Dean Bonner

Majorities of Californians favor the state easing environmental and land use restrictions to increase housing supply and support requiring localities to build their fair share of affordable housing. At the same time, an overwhelming majority say they would prefer living in a single-family detached home over living in a condominium or townhome.

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