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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Vicki Hsieh

With the midterm election approaching, researchers Rachel Lawler and Dean Bonner discuss new PPIC Statewide Survey findings on key state ballot measures, competitive US House districts, and issues that could shape election outcomes.

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Californians Show Renewed Faith in the Electoral Process

By Rachel Lawler

The share of Californians expressing confidence in the state’s election system is now at the highest level ever in PPIC surveys. However, levels of confidence vary substantially across partisan lines.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

Our latest statewide survey finds that Prop 1 (abortion rights) and Prop 30 (emissions reduction) have majority support, while about one-third approve of Prop 27 (online sports gambling).

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Abortion Rights Are Number One for Californians this November

By Mark Baldassare

A strong majority of likely voters favor Proposition 1, which would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. Still, Californians’ attitudes toward abortion are more nuanced than might be expected, even in a solidly pro-choice state.

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California’s Competitive House Districts

By Eric McGhee

California’s newly drawn congressional districts could play a key role in determining party control of the US House of Representatives. What factors might shape the competitive races?

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Video: Californians and the Environment

By Stephanie Barton

Researchers Deja Thomas and Rachel Lawler discuss key findings from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, which examines Californians’ views on drought, wildfires, climate change, and a range of other environmental issues.

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Primary Takeaways and a Preview of the Fall Election

By Mark Baldassare

The final results from California’s June primary provide insights into the state of our state’s democracy and shed light on the political context for the November general election.

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Californians’ Trust in Washington Is Low

By Dean Bonner

Most residents lack trust in the federal government to do what is right—and many think it is run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.

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