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Spotlight on Rural California

Rural California is vast—and varied. It faces unique challenges, from high poverty to sparse social services to a lingering digital divide. What are the most immediate challenges and how are leaders and stakeholders addressing them? Join PPIC for a conversation between James Gallagher, assembly Republican leader, and Tani Cantil-Sakauye, president and CEO of PPIC, followed by a panel discussion with state and local leaders.

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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

The key findings of the survey include: Schiff, Porter, and Garvey lead in California's top-two primary for the US Senate. Strong majorities see the situation with migrants at the US-Mexico border as a major problem and want the US to focus on improving the process for admission decisions. Most support Israel and Hamas agreeing to a ceasefire now; Californians are more divided on providing aid to the region.

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California’s Economic Future

California is a powerhouse of innovation and wealth-building—yet our state has the highest poverty rate in the nation. What policies can best support California’s economic leadership and also ensure that more of its residents benefit from the state’s success? Join Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal and a panel of experts for a wide-ranging conversation on California’s economic future.

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A Conversation with Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas

Join PPIC president and CEO Tani Cantil-Sakauye for a discussion with California Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas about his priorities as a legislative leader and his vision for California’s future.

Fact Sheet

Immigrants in California

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Cesar Alesi Perez, Hans Johnson

California is home to more than 10 million immigrants—almost a quarter of the foreign-born population nationwide. Almost half of California’s immigrants are from Latin America, but a majority of recent arrivals come from Asia.

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California’s Population

By Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Eric McGhee

Growth in the nation’s most populous state has slowed notably in the 21st century, with recent years bringing a drop in population due to higher deaths, lower births, and changes in migration. More than half of Californians under 24 are Latino while more than half of Californians 65 and older are white.

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