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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

PPIC’s June survey tracks Californians’ support for presidential and US Senate candidates and gauges support on fiscal measures that may appear on the November ballot. The survey also explores opinions of the governor’s May Revision of the state budget and of his proposals to manage the budget shortfall. PPIC associate survey director Dean Bonner will present findings and discuss key takeaways from the survey with survey analyst Lauren Mora.

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A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla

Join PPIC president and CEO Tani Cantil-Sakauye and US senator Alex Padilla for a wide-ranging conversation about major challenges facing California and the nation, from promoting economic opportunity to managing the effects of climate change to ensuring voting rights in a consequential election year.

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The Political Views of Young Californians

Do younger Californians have different opinions than older Californians on politics and policy? PPIC researcher Eric McGhee offers a deep dive into statewide survey data, revealing the gaps between younger and older Californians in their partisanship, ideology, and opinions on current issues and candidates.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

PPIC’s April survey explores Californians’ opinions of the quality of K–12 public education, school funding and resources, and state officials’ handling of the education system. The survey also examines sentiments around the pandemic's impact on academic performance and well-being and probes attitudes about policies that allow school boards to ban books and decide curriculum. PPIC survey analyst Deja Thomas will present findings and discuss key takeaways from the survey with associate survey director Dean Bonner.

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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.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

PPIC’s latest survey looks at Californians’ perceptions of their personal financial well-being. In addition to exploring concern about paying bills and saving for college and retirement, it examines job security and satisfaction and gauges support for labor unions. PPIC researchers Dean Bonner and Deja Thomas will discuss key findings and takeaways.

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A Conversation with Leon Panetta

As we move into a consequential election year, the importance of leadership is top of mind for Californians. Former secretary of defense and White House chief of staff Leon Panetta will join PPIC president and CEO Tani Cantil-Sakauye for a wide-ranging discussion about leading through the critical challenges facing the state and nation.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

PPIC’s latest survey examines Californians’ views on economic conditions and their personal finances. It also looks at approval of state and federal officials, preferences for the 2024 elections, and opinions on mental health and immigration policy. Survey analyst Deja Thomas will present key findings and discuss takeaways with associate survey director Dean Bonner.

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Bridging California’s Digital Divide

The pandemic highlighted longstanding gaps in reliable internet access and spurred unprecedented investments in broadband. What are the barriers to digital access across California’s diverse communities? How can we leverage recent funding to overcome obstacles and ensure digital equity? Join us for a multi-day conference about these critical issues.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

PPIC’s July survey explores Californians’ perceptions of climate change, extreme weather, and coastal health as well as opinions on federal and state elected officials. The survey also examines attitudes around policies to protect the environment amid changing economic, environmental, and fiscal conditions. PPIC survey analyst Deja Thomas will present findings and discuss key takeaways from the survey with PPIC associate survey director Dean Bonner.

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