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Californians Are Split on Pronoun Use at School

By Lauren Mora

Californians overall—as well as public school parents in particular—are divided on whether schools should allow students to go by pronouns that differ from their biological sex. Views on this issue vary widely across political parties, regions, and demographic groups.

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The Future of Higher Education Enrollment in California

By Hans Johnson, Cesar Alesi Perez

College enrollment and completion have long trended upward in California, but enrollment declined during the pandemic. What might the state’s colleges and universities expect in the future? While California’s population is expected to grow very slowly, rising rates of college readiness among high school graduates will drive increases in enrollment over the next decade.

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California’s LGBTQ+ Population

By Hans Johnson

The share of California adults who identify as LGBTQ+—nearly one in ten—is greater than that in any other highly populated state. California's LGBTQ+ community includes a range of identities and reflects our state's considerable racial and ethnic diversity.

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Who Works from Home?

By Hans Johnson, Sarah Bohn, Eric McGhee

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in remote work. We examine the demographics of remote work in California and how it varies by education, income, age, and race/ethnicity.

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California’s Higher Education Funding Landscape

By Kevin Cook, Jacob Jackson, Iwunze Ugo

What is in store for higher education funding when pandemic supports end? A new report examines the potential near-term challenges due to a shrinking student base and massive state deficit. It also discusses how institutions are preparing for budget shortfalls, noting that higher tuition at four-year colleges could create difficulties for many students and their families.

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Video: The Political Views of Young Californians

By Stephanie Barton

Do younger Californians have different opinions than older Californians on politics and policy? PPIC policy director and senior fellow Eric McGhee discusses a new report that examines the gaps between younger and older Californians in their partisanship, ideology, and opinions on current issues.

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Income Inequality in California

By Tess Thorman, Daniel Payares-Montoya

California’s income gap narrowed in 2022, but the disparity between high and low incomes is wider in California than in most other states. Over the longer term, income inequality has been driven by earnings growth among college-educated workers.

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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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California’s Care Workforce

By Shannon McConville, Daniel Payares-Montoya, Sarah Bohn

State master plans on the aging population and early learning and care have prioritized workforce expansion and career pathways for care workers who provide key services to young children, older residents, and people with disabilities. A new report outlines current realities and highlights challenges and opportunities in growing this critical workforce.

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