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Californians’ Racial Attitudes and the Reparations Task Force

By Mark Baldassare

The state's Reparations Task Force recently issued recommendations for how California might compensate and apologize for slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans. What do Californians think about racism, race relations, and this task force?

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The Dynamics of Party Registration in the Golden State

By Eric McGhee

A key driver of shifts in party affiliation in California has been new voters. They show a marked preference for No Party Preference and smaller party registration—and a slight preference for Democratic registration—over registering Republican.

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Californians’ Support for President Biden and the A-G-E Factor

By Mark Baldassare

Most California likely voters approve of President Biden’s job performance, even as less than a third say things in the US are going in the right direction. How do Californians’ views on three key issues—abortion, guns, and the environment—explain their support for the president?

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Despite State Action, Grim Views on Housing Persist

By Dean Bonner

While policymakers have taken steps in recent years to address the state’s housing challenges, seven in ten Californians say that housing affordability is a big problem—the highest share since 2017. In addition, a solid majority of residents are very concerned that the cost of housing will prevent their family’s younger generation from buying a home in their part of California.

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Californians Are at Odds with the US Supreme Court

By Rachel Lawler

PPIC surveys find that Californians’ views diverge from some of the most high profile and contentious rulings of the US Supreme Court, including those on abortion rights and gun ownership. Less than four in ten Californians approve of how the court is handling its job—a record low.

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