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Californians’ Financial Worries and Woes

By Rachel Lawler

At least two in ten adults worry every day or almost every day about paying for necessities such as health care, housing, and bills, with concerns varying by race/ethnicity and income

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California’s Mood Darkens on the Economy

By Dean Bonner

Even before widespread news of the omicron COVID variant and related economic fluctuations, Californians' views were divided on the state’s economic outlook.

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Californians See a Widening Economic Divide

By Dean Bonner

According to the most recent PPIC Statewide Survey, a record-high share of Californians say that the gap between the rich and the poor is getting larger.

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Policy Brief: Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

By Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao, Vicki Hsieh

Unprecedented investments during the pandemic led to great strides in digital access for California’s students. But progress stalled in spring 2021 and major equity gaps remain for low-income, Black, and Latino households. Learn what steps the state can take to achieve the goal of affordable broadband and devices for all.

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Do Californians Trust Government to Do What Is Right?

By Deja Thomas

Californians are divided on trusting the state government, with nearly half saying they trust it just about always or most of the time. Californians tend to express less trust in the federal government.

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Redistricting Opens New Opportunities for Communities of Color

By Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Vicki Hsieh

As California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission draws new political districts, how might the state’s increased diversity affect the racial/ethnic composition of the resulting districts?

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Improving COVID Vaccine Equity in California

By Shannon McConville

While California has made good progress on vaccination rates overall, there are large differences across communities. Rates are lower among Medi-Cal enrollees, residents in predominantly Latino neighborhoods, and residents in high-poverty neighborhoods.

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