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The coronavirus outbreak poses a tremendous challenge to California, the nation, and the global community. PPIC’s analyses examine the impacts of COVID-19 and how policy choices and other actions can help address them.

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Oct 28
Virtual Event · October 28, 2021

Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

photo - Woman receiving COVID-19 vaccine at home
Blog Post · October 12, 2021

Improving COVID Vaccine Equity in California

Shannon McConville

photo - Police Cars with Emergency Lights on, at Night
Blog Post · October 8, 2021

Recent State Crime Trends Mostly Mirror the Nation

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Oct 21
2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event · October 21, 2021

A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

photo - Student In School Cafeteria Line for Lunch
Blog Post · October 1, 2021

Expansions to Food Assistance Could Reduce Child Poverty

Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman

photo - Residential Housing in San Francisco, California
Blog Post · September 30, 2021

How Are Renters Faring as California’s Eviction Ban Ends?

Hans Johnson

photo - Mother with Baby Putting Groceries in Car
Blog Post · September 24, 2021

Pandemic Aid Helped Lower Poverty in California

Caroline Danielson

photo - Waitress Wearing Mask and Gloves, Cleaning Table on Cafe Patio
Blog Post · September 23, 2021

California’s Dual Jobs Challenges

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Three Adults Wearing Masks
Blog Post · September 13, 2021

Are COVID Policies Affecting Approval Ratings?

Rachel Lawler

photo - Woman Mailing her Ballot
Blog Post · September 10, 2021

Video: California’s 2021 Recall Election

Vicki Hsieh

photo - California State Capitol
Statewide Survey · September 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

photo - Teacher and Students at Center Table in Classroom Wearing Masks
Blog Post · August 25, 2021

Helping California Schools Open Safely

Laura Hill, Mary Severance

photo - College Student Walking on Campus and Wearing a Mask
Blog Post · August 20, 2021

Applications for Dream Act Financial Aid Have Fallen

Kevin Cook, Jacob Jackson

photo - Student Holding Backpack
Blog Post · August 19, 2021

Video: Reopening K–12 Schools—A Conversation with Linda Darling-Hammond

Mary Severance

photo - Houses in Orange County, California
Blog Post · August 13, 2021

California’s High Housing Costs Increase Poverty

Patricia Malagon, Caroline Danielson

photo - County Jail Prison and Fence
Blog Post · August 11, 2021

California Jails and COVID-19

Heather Harris, Joseph Hayes

photo - Boy Using Mobile Phone for Online Learning from Home
Blog Post · August 10, 2021

The Digital Divide Has Narrowed but Still Affects California’s Children

Paulette Cha, Niu Gao

photo - Student Building Furniture with Help From Teacher
Report · July 2021

Improving Career Education Pathways into California’s Workforce

Shannon McConville, Sarah Bohn, Bonnie Brooks, Mina Dadgar

photo - Teacher Helping Student
Blog Post · July 23, 2021

In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School

Laura Hill, Mary Severance

photo - Customer Paying for Meal in Restaurant
Blog Post · July 22, 2021

California Is Inching toward a Jobs Recovery

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Photo - Police Cars at Night
Blog Post · July 16, 2021

Homicides Climb for Most California Counties in 2020

Magnus Lofstrom

photo - San Quentin State Prison
Blog Post · July 15, 2021

The Past, Present, and Future of COVID-19 in California Prisons

Heather Harris, Joseph Hayes

photo - Gun Sitting On Front Seat of Car
Blog Post · July 13, 2021

Gun Deaths Drive California’s Largest-Ever Rise in Homicides

Magnus Lofstrom

photo - School Children/Students Using Computers
Blog Post · July 9, 2021

For California’s Educational Data System, Public Support Will Be Key

Jacob Jackson

photo - Homeless Tents Beside Skyscrapers in Los Angeles Downtown at Night
Blog Post · July 8, 2021

Californians Want Policies that Close the Gap between Rich and Poor

Dean Bonner

photo - Father and Son Holding Hands Walking
Blog Post · July 1, 2021

Tax Hurdles May Limit Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman

photo - Young girl visiting the pediatrician
Blog Post · June 30, 2021

Video: Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Stephanie Barton

photo - People working in cafe wearing face masks
Blog Post · June 25, 2021

California Jobs and Labor Force Are Still Down but Recovering

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Worried Woman Looking at Bills
Blog Post · June 24, 2021

Video: California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

Mary Severance

photo - Hepner Hall at San Diego State University
Blog Post · June 24, 2021

Federal Stimulus Funds Bolstered California Colleges and Universities

Kevin Cook

photo - Young Girl Visiting Pediatrician
Report · June 2021

Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants: An Update

Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

photo - New Home Construction
Blog Post · June 17, 2021

California’s Housing Construction Picks Up Pace

Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Kindergarten Classroom Table with Alphabet Letters
Blog Post · June 16, 2021

K–12 Enrollment Declines Vary across Districts

Julien Lafortune, Emmanuel Prunty

photo - Mark Ghaly
Blog Post · June 15, 2021

Video: Reopening California—A Conversation with HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly

Mary Severance

Blog Post · June 10, 2021

How Are Unemployed Californians Faring on the Road to Recovery?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Woman Placing Open Sign in Storefront
Blog Post · June 9, 2021

As the State Reopens, Some Californians Are Still Worried about COVID-19

Dean Bonner

photo - New Born Baby
Blog Post · June 4, 2021

California’s New Baby Bust

Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee

photo - Worried Woman Looking at Bills
Report · June 2021

California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

Caroline Danielson

Blog Post · June 3, 2021

Video: Californians and Their Government

Stephanie Barton

photo - College Student Studying Outside on Campus
Blog Post · May 27, 2021

Equity Gaps Narrow in Community College Courses, but More Work to Do

Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Olga Rodriguez, Hans Johnson

photo - The Capitol Building of California at Sunset
Blog Post · May 25, 2021

Are Voters in the Mood to Recall Their Governor?

Mark Baldassare

photo - California State Capitol Building
Statewide Survey · May 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

photo - Tourists Checking in at Hotel
Blog Post · May 25, 2021

Glimmers of Hope for California in the April Jobs Report?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Girl in Front of Line of Adults Packing Boxes with Food
Blog Post · May 24, 2021

Food Insufficiency and School Meals during COVID-19

Caroline Danielson, Niu Gao, Patricia Malagon

photo - Woman Standing Outdoors
Blog Post · May 21, 2021

Tracking Anti-Asian Hate

Vicki Hsieh, Joseph Hayes

photo - College Graduate Hugging Mother and Holding Diploma
Blog Post · May 18, 2021

California Remains on Track to Close the Degree Gap

Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

photo - Elementary Students Leaving School and Wearing Masks
Blog Post · May 14, 2021

Digging into Enrollment Drops at California Public Schools

Julien Lafortune, Emmanuel Prunty

photo - A Boy Distance Learning and Using Laptop
Blog Post · May 13, 2021

A Year into Distance Learning, California’s Digital Divide Persists

Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill

photo - Man on Mobile Phone for a Medical Video Appointment
Blog Post · May 12, 2021

How Telehealth Can Bring Equity to Health Care

Paulette Cha

photo - Doctor Listening to Patient's Heart in Hospital
Fact Sheet · May 2021

Health Care Reform in California

Shannon McConville

photo - Doctor Listening to Heart of Young Patient in Exam Room
Fact Sheet · May 2021

Immigrants and Health in California

Paulette Cha

photo - Teacher Writing Equations on Whiteboard and Wearing Face Mask
Blog Post · May 11, 2021

Mapping Equitable Access to Math at California’s Community Colleges

Olga Rodriguez, Bonnie Brooks, Vicki Hsieh

photo - Elementary School Students Wearing Masks and Standing in a Line Outside of School
Blog Post · May 7, 2021

Video: Californians and Education

Vicki Hsieh

photo - Nurse Preparing Vaccine at the Drive-Through Distribution Site
Blog Post · May 5, 2021

How Do Californians View the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Dean Bonner

photo - Tech Worker Wearing Mask at Laptop
Blog Post · April 30, 2021

Bay Area Recovery May Lag without Onsite Tech Workers

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Teacher Delivering Instruction Online
Blog Post · April 30, 2021

Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Stephanie Barton

photo - Elementary School Students Wearing Masks and Returning to School
Statewide Survey · April 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

photo - California Capitol Building
Blog Post · April 28, 2021

Reading the Tea Leaves on the Governor’s Recall

Mark Baldassare

photo - Farmers Market in Downtown Anaheim
Blog Post · April 28, 2021

Tourism and Logistics Shape Southern California’s Pandemic Economy

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Photo - Police Cars at Night
Blog Post · April 27, 2021

California’s Major Cities See Increases in Homicides and Car Thefts

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

photo - Sacramento Tower Bridge and Sacramento Capitol Mall
Blog Post · April 27, 2021

The Sacramento Area Economy Runs on Government

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Crowded Venice Beach Boardwalk in LA, California
Blog Post · April 26, 2021

California’s Stalled Population Growth

Eric McGhee, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Hans Johnson

photo - Warehouse Worker Wearing Face Mask and Protective Workwear Checking Products Using Tablet
Blog Post · April 22, 2021

Farms, Freight, and Retail Support the Recovery in Central California

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Woman Wearing Mask at Mailbox, Mailing in Ballot
Blog Post · April 21, 2021

Video: Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

Stephanie Barton

photo - Restaurant Worker Wearing Mask
Blog Post · April 21, 2021

Recovery in Los Angeles Is Tied to Hospitality and Hollywood

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Teacher Delivering Instruction Online
Report · April 2021

Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

photo - California Secretary of State Shirley Weber
Blog Post · April 14, 2021

Video: A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber

Mary Severance

photo - US Senator Alex Padilla
Blog Post · April 12, 2021

Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla

Vicki Hsieh

photo - Woman Wearing Mask at Mailbox, Mailing in Ballot
Report · April 2021

Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Mindy Romero

photo- Single Family Homes
Blog Post · April 9, 2021

Home Prices Keep Racing up in California

Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune, Hans Johnson

photo - California State Capital
Blog Post · April 8, 2021

Video: Californians and Their Government

Stephanie Barton

photo - Backs of Elementary Students in a Row Jumping
Report · April 2021

Building California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System

Jacob Jackson

photo - Young Woman Standing in the Middle of a Crowded Street
Blog Post · April 7, 2021

Half of Asian Americans Say Race Relations Have Worsened

Deja Thomas, Rachel Lawler, Vicki Hsieh

photo - Woman with Baby Working from Home
Blog Post · April 2, 2021

Video: Women and the Pandemic Economy

Vicki Hsieh

photo - Waitress Wearing a Mask and Gloves, Disinfecting Tables in a Restaurant
Blog Post · April 1, 2021

One Year Later, Is California on the Road to Recovery?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - California State Capitol Building
Statewide Survey · March 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

photo - Capitol Building, Sacramento, California
Blog Post · March 30, 2021

Five Takeaways on the 2021 Governor’s Recall

Mark Baldassare

photo - Vaccination Site
Blog Post · March 30, 2021

Video: Vaccinating California

Mary Severance

photo - Young Woman Sitting on Stairs
Blog Post · March 24, 2021

The Pandemic Has Highlighted the Needs of California’s Youth

Caroline Danielson, Mary Severance

photo - Mother Giving Daughter a Hug
Blog Post · March 23, 2021

How the Expanded Child Tax Credit Reduces Child Poverty

Tess Thorman, Patricia Malagon

photo - Mom With Daughter Putting Groceries In Car
Blog Post · March 17, 2021

Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need

Sarah Bohn

photo - Students walking on UCLA Campus
Blog Post · March 12, 2021

California Sees Steep Decline in Financial Aid Applications

Kevin Cook

photo - Supermarket Worker Arranging Vegetables and Wearing Mask
Blog Post · March 11, 2021

Multiple Challenges for Women in the COVID-19 Economy

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Boy at Home Studying with Laptop
Blog Post · March 10, 2021

How Did California Schools Assess Student Learning in Fall 2020?

Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

photo - Students in Line To Have Temperature Taken at School
Blog Post · March 9, 2021

Video: Reopening California’s Schools

Mary Severance

photo - Joseph I. Castro
Blog Post · March 5, 2021

Video: A Conversation with Chancellor Joseph I. Castro

Stephanie Barton

photo - Teen Sitting at Picnic Table
Blog Post · March 4, 2021

Pandemic or Not, Teen Mental Health Is Fragile

Paulette Cha

photo - Wooden Cubes Change from 2021 to 2022
Blog Post · March 3, 2021

Census Delays Complicate California’s Election Process

Eric McGhee

photo - Prison
Blog Post · March 2, 2021

California’s Prison Population Drops Sharply, but Overcrowding Still Threatens Prisoner Health

Heather Harris

photo - Michael V. Drake
Blog Post · February 26, 2021

Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake

Mary Severance

photo - White House
Blog Post · February 26, 2021

Early Support and High Hopes for President Joe Biden

Mark Baldassare

photo - Senior Man Using Laptop at Home
Blog Post · February 25, 2021

To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors

Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

photo - Worried Man on Laptop at Home
Blog Post · February 24, 2021

Black Californians Struggle within a Challenging Job Market

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Photo - Teacher and students in classroom
Blog Post · February 18, 2021

How Many Districts Have Been Providing In-person Instruction?

Laura Hill, Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune

photo - Doctor Listening to Patient
Blog Post · February 17, 2021

California Joins National Effort to Extend Health Insurance Enrollment

Shannon McConville

photo - Electric Power Line Along a Rural Highway in Bridgeport, California
Fact Sheet · February 2021

California’s Digital Divide

Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

photo - Student Distance Learning from Home
Fact Sheet · February 2021

The Digital Divide in Education

Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

photo - College Student Online Learning from Dorm Room
Blog Post · February 12, 2021

Most California Colleges Are Sticking with Online Instruction This Spring

Cesar Alesi Perez, Hans Johnson

photo - Restaurant Worker Wearing Mask and Hanging Closed Sign on Door
Blog Post · February 11, 2021

Views of California’s Economy Vary by Race and Income

Rachel Lawler

photo - Mark Baldassare and Eleni Kounalakis
Blog Post · February 10, 2021

Video: A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Stephanie Barton

photo - COVID-19 Vaccination
Blog Post · February 9, 2021

Racial Disparities in Concerns about Getting COVID—and a Vaccine

Dean Bonner

photo - Man Arrested by Police Officers
Fact Sheet · February 2021

Arrests in California

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, Joseph Hayes

photo of county jail fence
Fact Sheet · February 2021

California’s County Jails

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Photo of man in handcuffs
Fact Sheet · February 2021

Crime Trends in California

Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom

photo - College Student Walking on Campus and Wearing a Mask
Blog Post · February 4, 2021

Helping Community Colleges Build on Progress during the Pandemic

Hans Johnson

photo - California Capitol and Grounds
Blog Post · February 2, 2021

What Approval Ratings Say about Recalling Governor Newsom

Mark Baldassare

photo - Leon Panetta
Blog Post · February 2, 2021

Video: A Conversation with Leon Panetta

Mary Severance

photo - California State Capitol Building
Statewide Survey · January 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

photo - Student Online Learning from Home
Blog Post · January 29, 2021

Newsom’s Budget Advances Long-Overdue Education Data System

Jacob Jackson

photo - Woman Wearing Protective Mask and Gloves, Looking Down and Sitting on Ground
Blog Post · January 29, 2021

California’s Recovery Backslides

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Teenage Girl Listening with Headphones and Looking at Tablet
Report · January 2021

Assessing Teen Well-Being and Mental Health after the Medi-Cal Expansion

Paulette Cha

photo - Young Boy Doing Schoolwork at Home
Blog Post · January 26, 2021

Are Students Spending Enough Time on School during the Pandemic?

Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

photo - Cafeteria Worker Wearing Mask and Cleaning Outside Table
Blog Post · January 25, 2021

Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh

photo - Woman Wearing Mask and Waiting for a Job Interview
Blog Post · January 22, 2021

Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Mother and Children Playing Ball Outdoors
Blog Post · January 21, 2021

Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities

Shannon McConville

cover shot of California's Future publication
Report · January 2021

California’s Future

Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

photo of county jail fence
Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Criminal Justice

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Economy

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Education

Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Niu Gao ...

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Safety Net

Caroline Danielson, Shannon McConville, Paulette Cha

photo - Delta
Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Water and a Changing Climate

Ellen Hanak, Caitrin Chappelle, Lori Pottinger, Jeffrey Mount

photo - Teenager Girl Studying at Home
Blog Post · January 15, 2021

Improving College Readiness through Dual Enrollment

Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Bonnie Brooks, Gabriel Gutierrez-Aragon

photo - Doe Library and Campanile on UC Berkeley Campus
Blog Post · January 13, 2021

The Year Ahead in Higher Education

Hans Johnson

Blog Post · January 11, 2021

Where We Stand

Mark Baldassare

photo - Girl Distance Learning with Tablet
Blog Post · January 6, 2021

Commentary: To Help Address Learning Disparities, Boost Internet Access for Low-Income Students

Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill

image - Sunrise over California
Blog Post · January 5, 2021

Looking Forward

Mark Baldassare

photo - Mark Baldassare and Ana Matosantos
Blog Post · December 18, 2020

Video: A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos

Stephanie Barton

photo - Man in Car Wearing Mask and Picking Up Box of Food
Blog Post · December 17, 2020

Video: Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California

Mary Severance

photo - Mother Giving Daughter a Hug
Blog Post · December 16, 2020

Californians’ Outlook Is Bleak as Low-Income Families Struggle

Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh

photo - Vote 2020 Buttons
Blog Post · December 14, 2020

Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals

Mark Baldassare

photo - Woman Examing Machine Part
Blog Post · December 11, 2020

Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery

Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh

photo - US Capitol
Blog Post · December 10, 2020

Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune ...

Statewide Survey · December 2020

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Alyssa Dykman

photo - Inland, Southern California
Blog Post · December 8, 2020

Tackling Regional Disparities in Economic Opportunity

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune ...

photo - Cashier Scanning Products at a Grocery Store Wearing a Mask
Blog Post · December 8, 2020

The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Women

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune ...

photo - Man in Car Wears Mask While Receiving Box of Food
Report · December 2020

Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Julien Lafortune, Tess Thorman

photo - Man at Kitchen Sink Looking Out Window
Blog Post · December 7, 2020

Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide?

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune ...

photo - Elderly Man in Hotel Room
Blog Post · December 4, 2020

What Lessons Can Be Learned from Project Roomkey?

Shannon McConville

photo - Dad Carrying Son on His Shoulders in Park
Report · December 2020

The Importance of CalFresh and CalWORKs in Children’s Early Years

Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman, Sarah Bohn

photo - Occidental College
Blog Post · December 3, 2020

How Is the Pandemic Affecting California’s Independent, Nonprofit Colleges?

Kevin Cook

photo - Filling Water Glass at Kitchen Sink, Pixel CA DWR
Blog Post · November 30, 2020

Addressing Water Affordability in Urban California

Caitrin Chappelle

photo - Hotel Maid Making Bed and Wearing Mask
Blog Post · November 25, 2020

Better Days for California’s Labor Market, but Will They Last?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Young Woman Studying at Home
Blog Post · November 24, 2020

Video: A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges

Vicki Hsieh

photo - An Elementary School Student Working at Home, Using a Tablet
Blog Post · November 20, 2020

More California Students Are Getting Live Instruction, but Gaps Remain

Niu Gao, Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

photo - Forest Fire
Blog Post · November 13, 2020

What Can California Prisons Do When Wildfires Close In?

Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes

photo - Graduate Hugging her Mother
Blog Post · November 12, 2020

Video: Higher Education and Economic Opportunity in California

Mary Severance

photo - Restaurant Staff Preparing To Go Orders and Wearing Masks
Blog Post · November 12, 2020

How Does the Job Recovery Look around California This Fall?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - I Voted Today Stickers and the US Flag
Blog Post · November 3, 2020

Election Day and California’s Future

Mark Baldassare

photo - College Students Wearing Masks and Walking on Campus
Blog Post · October 30, 2020

COVID-19 Altered College Plans for Most Students

Niu Gao

photo - Young Woman Wearing Mask and Grocery Shopping
Blog Post · October 29, 2020

Supporting Financially Stressed College Students during COVID-19

Kevin Cook

photo - Young African American Student Sitting At Desk On Laptop
Blog Post · October 27, 2020

More Students Have Digital Devices, but Internet Gaps Persist

Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill

photo - People Voting and Waiting in Line to Vote
Blog Post · October 23, 2020

Voting Problems in March May Have Discouraged Some LA Voters

Eric McGhee

photo - Waitress and Restaurant Staff
Blog Post · October 22, 2020

Gender Gaps in the COVID-19 Labor Market

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Woman Grocery Shopping during Coronavirus Pandemic
Blog Post · October 21, 2020

CalFresh during the Pandemic

Caroline Danielson

photo - Shasta County Jail
Blog Post · October 19, 2020

Rising Jail Populations Mean Rising COVID-19 Infections

Heather Harris

photo - Community College Student Learning Online from Home
Blog Post · October 14, 2020

The Pandemic’s Effect on Community College Enrollment

Jacob Jackson, Cesar Alesi Perez

photo - Vote Buttons
Blog Post · October 13, 2020

Video: A 2020 Election Preview

Mary Severance

photo - Broken Window at Business
Blog Post · October 9, 2020

California’s Major Cities See Some Increases in Crime

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

photo - Voter Registration Form
Blog Post · October 8, 2020

Did COVID-19 Disrupt California’s Voter Registration Surge?

Eric McGhee

photo - Engineer and a New Water Well Installation, Porterville, California
Blog Post · October 6, 2020

Recession Safety Net Needed for State’s Small Water Systems

Caitrin Chappelle, Lori Pottinger

photo - Classroom
Report · October 2020

Funding California Schools When Budgets Fall Short

Julien Lafortune, Radhika Mehlotra, Jennifer Paluch

photo - Vote 2020 Buttons
Blog Post · October 5, 2020

Californians and the November 2020 Election

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

photo - Installation of a New Diversion Pipeline, Pixel CA DWR
Blog Post · October 1, 2020

Commentary: 3 Lessons for California’s Water Funding Challenges in Today’s Recession

Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic

photo = Census Field Worker Approaching House
Blog Post · September 30, 2020

California’s Census Response Is Strong, but Concerns Remain

Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch

photo - Nurse Wearing Protective Workwear and Holding Paperwork
Blog Post · September 24, 2020

Do Schools Have Enough Nurses to Fight the Pandemic?

Paulette Cha

photo - Kitchen Workers Wearing Masks and Gloves
Blog Post · September 24, 2020

Six Months of Economic Crisis: What Is Next?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Elementary Students and Teacher Wearing Masks in Classroom
Blog Post · September 23, 2020

Private Schools Dominate the Approval Process for Reopening

Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

photo - Downtown San Diego
Blog Post · September 23, 2020

Video: Fiscal Realities for Local Government

Mary Severance

photo - Homes in Orange County, California
Blog Post · September 17, 2020

Renter Protections and Foreclosure Risk in the Era of COVID-19

Daniel Tan

photo - Application for Absentee Ballot, Pen, and Stamps
Blog Post · September 16, 2020

Video: How Greater Vote-by-Mail Influences California Voter Turnout

Stephanie Barton

photo - High School Student Wearing Mask and Taking Test on Lap Top
Blog Post · September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Further Disrupts Testing for College Admissions and Placement

Niu Gao, Olga Rodriguez

photo - Young Woman Wearing Mask and Looking Out Window
Blog Post · September 11, 2020

COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health

Daniel Tan

photo - Application for Absentee Ballot
Report · September 2020

How Greater Vote-by-Mail Influences California Voter Turnout

Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Mindy Romero

photo - Lunch Bags in Cardboard Box
Blog Post · September 9, 2020

Providing Meals for School Children as COVID-19 Persists

Niu Gao, Caroline Danielson

photo - Mother and Toddler Grocery Shopping
Fact Sheet · September 2020

The CalFresh Food Assistance Program

Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan

photo - Mark Baldassare and Kevin McCarthy
Blog Post · September 1, 2020

Video: A Conversation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Vicki Hsieh

photo - Bellboy Working at a Hotel, Wearing a Mask
Blog Post · August 28, 2020

The Summer of Un- and Underemployment

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - prison
Blog Post · August 19, 2020

California’s Incarcerated Population Plunges to New Low during COVID-19

Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes

photo - Mark Baldassare and Tony Thurmond
Blog Post · August 19, 2020

Video: A Conversation with Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

Mary Severance

photo - Mark Baldassare and Toni Atkins
Blog Post · August 18, 2020

Video: A Conversation with Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

Stephanie Barton

photo - Child in Front of Electric Fan
Blog Post · August 17, 2020

When a Lack of Air Conditioning is a Public Health Threat

Lori Pottinger

photo - Mark Baldassare and Nancy Pelosi
Blog Post · August 12, 2020

Video: A Conversation with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Mary Severance

photo - Census 2020 Form and US Flag
Blog Post · August 11, 2020

Shorter Timeline Threatens Census Count

Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch

photo - Multifamily Low-Rise Residential Row Buildings
Blog Post · August 7, 2020

How COVID-19 Could Deepen California’s Housing Crisis

Daniel Tan

Photo of a restaurant worker handing customer takeout in masks
Blog Post · August 6, 2020

More Uncertainty Ahead for California’s Unemployed

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Little girl drinking water from kitchen faucet
Blog Post · August 5, 2020

Race and Ethnicity Matter in Californians’ Views on Environmental Disparities

Alyssa Dykman

Photo - Water Treatment Plant
Blog Post · August 3, 2020

The Virus Detectives: Tracking COVID-19 in Bay Area Wastewater

Lori Pottinger

photo - Woman Wearing Mask on Bus
Blog Post · July 31, 2020

Widespread Worry, Racial/Ethnic Disparities as COVID-19 Surges

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

photo - Young Adult Wearing a Mask
Blog Post · July 29, 2020

College Plans during COVID-19

Hans Johnson

photo - College Student Online Learning at Kitchen Table
Blog Post · July 28, 2020

Video: New Realities for Higher Education

Mary Severance

Photo of employee at a resturant cleaning
Blog Post · July 24, 2020

Down to the Wire on Unemployment Benefits

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Photo of a School Bus Passing By A Firetruck
Blog Post · July 22, 2020

Schools Adjusting to the Pandemic May Also Be Affected by Wildfire Season

Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

Photo of a troubled woman at home using phone
Blog Post · July 21, 2020

Hidden Risk of Domestic Violence during COVID-19

Joseph Hayes, Heather Harris

photo - Hospital Entrance
Blog Post · July 17, 2020

Rising Hospitalizations Could Exacerbate Disparities for Latinos

Shannon McConville

photo - San Quentin California State Prison
Blog Post · July 16, 2020

Addressing the Outbreak in San Quentin: Lessons from 1918

Heather Harris

photo - Closed School Building Exterior
Blog Post · July 14, 2020

Enrollment Changes May Create Winners and Losers in K–12 Budget Deal

Julien Lafortune, Radhika Mehlotra

Photo of child washing hands
Blog Post · July 8, 2020

Lack of Plumbing Makes Fighting COVID-19 Difficult

Paulette Cha

photo - County Jail Prison and Fence
Blog Post · June 30, 2020

What Ohio’s COVID-19 Outbreaks Can Teach California Prisons

Heather Harris

Photo of young boy at the window
Blog Post · June 26, 2020

School Closures Hamper Monitoring of Child Welfare

Caroline Danielson, Paulette Cha

photo - Bakery Worker
Blog Post · June 25, 2020

Are California’s Jobs Rebounding?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Homeless Tents on City Streets In San Francisco
Blog Post · June 24, 2020

Video: Tackling California’s Homelessness Crisis

Mary Severance

photo - Empty ICU Bed Behind Glass Door
Blog Post · June 22, 2020

Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality

Daniel Tan, Paulette Cha

photo - Homelss Tents Beside Skyscrapers in Los Angeles Downtown at Night
Blog Post · June 19, 2020

For California’s Homeless, CalFresh Is Essential Part of Safety Net

Caroline Danielson

photo - White House
Blog Post · June 18, 2020

Trump’s Handling of COVID-19 Is Creating Headwinds for November

Mark Baldassare

photo - College Student Studying at Home on Laptop
Blog Post · June 17, 2020

The Role of Community Colleges in Supporting Mental Health

Olga Rodriguez

photo - Masked Woman in Car Picking Up Meals
Blog Post · June 15, 2020

The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Self-Employed Workers

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Prison
Blog Post · June 12, 2020

Prison Admissions Resume as COVID-19 Spreads

Heather Harris

photo - Census 2020 Form and US Flag
Blog Post · June 11, 2020

Census Responses Lagging during COVID-19

Sarah Bohn, Courtney Lee, Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch ...

photo - Mark Baldassare and Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Blog Post · June 10, 2020

Video: A Conversation with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Mary Severance

photo - High School Main Entrance
Blog Post · June 9, 2020

California Schools Mull Timing, Logistics of Re-opening

Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao

photo - California State Capital
Blog Post · June 8, 2020

Video: Californians and Their Government

Mary Severance

Chinook Salmon Release in the Georgiana Slough, California - Pixel CA DWR
Blog Post · June 8, 2020

Managing Freshwater Ecosystems in a Pandemic

Jeffrey Mount

photo - Health Professional Checking Blood Pressure
Blog Post · June 5, 2020

Predicting the COVID-19 Medi-Cal Enrollment Surge

Shannon McConville

photo - African American father holding young son
Blog Post · June 3, 2020

Racial Disparities Are Widespread in California

Sarah Bohn, Magnus Lofstrom, Lynette Ubois

photo - California State Capitol Building
Statewide Survey · May 2020

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

Photo - Laid-Off Worker
Blog Post · May 29, 2020

Workers Without College Degrees Face Unprecedented Job Losses

Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

photo - Closed Business in Downtown Los Angeles
Blog Post · May 28, 2020

California’s Economy Takes a Hit

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Girl in Front of Line of Adults Packing Boxes with Food
Blog Post · May 28, 2020

Tackling Food Insecurity among K–12 Students during COVID-19

Caroline Danielson, Niu Gao

photo - Broken Car Window
Blog Post · May 26, 2020

Low Crime Numbers Leveling off Under Shelter-in-Place

Magnus Lofstrom

photo - Man Listening during Counseling with Woman
Blog Post · May 22, 2020

What COVID-19 Budget Cuts Mean for Public Safety Spending

Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom

photo - Mail-In Ballot
Blog Post · May 21, 2020

Special Elections Preview Fall Voting during COVID-19

Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch

photo - Doe Library and Campanile on UC Berkeley Campus
Blog Post · May 20, 2020

Public Higher Education in California Faces a Fiscal Crisis

Kevin Cook, Hans Johnson

photo - Closed Small Business with Empty Parking Lot
Blog Post · May 19, 2020

The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Small Business

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Man in Fields Harvesting Lettuce
Blog Post · May 18, 2020

How the Pandemic Has Disrupted Food Chains

Lori Pottinger

photo - Female Student Using Laptop and Studying at Home
Blog Post · May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Highlights the Need for Statewide Student Data

Jacob Jackson

photo - Apartment Building in Mission District, San Francisco
Blog Post · May 12, 2020

Overcrowded Housing and COVID-19 Risk among Essential Workers

Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Paulette Cha

photo - Boy at Home Studying with Laptop
Blog Post · May 11, 2020

Without Testing, Challenges for School Districts Add Up

Laura Hill

photo - Inmate's Hands on Cell Bars
Blog Post · May 8, 2020

California’s Jail Population Has Plummeted during COVID-19

Joseph Hayes, Heather Harris

Photo of an elderly woman getting help from a caregiver in a nursing home
Blog Post · May 7, 2020

Who Lives in California’s Nursing Homes?

Hans Johnson

photo - Prison
Blog Post · May 6, 2020

Jail Bookings Down Significantly during COVID-19

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Photo - Students walking on UCLA college campus
Blog Post · May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Alters College Admissions

Jacob Jackson, Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao

photo - Empty Los Angeles Freeways During Coronavirus Pandemic
Blog Post · May 1, 2020

Lessons from the Pandemic for Addressing Climate Change

Lori Pottinger

photo - Teenager Girl Studying at Home
Blog Post · April 30, 2020

Students Prepare for AP Exams during COVID-19

Niu Gao

photo- Diverse Students Walking and Talking
Blog Post · April 29, 2020

Lessons from the Great Recession Can Protect College Students Today

Kevin Cook, Hans Johnson

photo - Student at Desk Studying at Home
Blog Post · April 28, 2020

Video: Californians and Education

Stephanie Barton

photo - School Building Exterior
Blog Post · April 28, 2020

School Funding, COVID-19, and the 2020 Election Year

Mark Baldassare

photo - Wildfire Team
Blog Post · April 27, 2020

How Is the Pandemic Affecting Wildfire Preparedness?

Henry McCann, Van Butsic

photo - Mother with Her Children
Blog Post · April 24, 2020

Many Low-Income Families Left Out of Federal Stimulus Benefits

Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn

photo - Boarded Up Business
Blog Post · April 23, 2020

Early Insights on California’s Economic Downturn

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Boy Studying at Desk at Home
Statewide Survey · April 2020

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

photo - Coronavirus Screening at Medical Centre
Blog Post · April 22, 2020

California’s Quick Response to COVID-19 Likely Saved Lives

Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville, Eric McGhee

image - California Flag and Dollar Bills
Blog Post · April 20, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Test the State’s Budget Reserves

Radhika Mehlotra, Jennifer Paluch

photo - Measuring Blood Pressure
Blog Post · April 17, 2020

Race, Health, and the Risk of COVID-19 Complications

Daniel Tan, Paulette Cha

photo - Senior Woman Sitting Alone in Livingroom
Blog Post · April 17, 2020

California’s Most Isolated Seniors

Hans Johnson

photo - High School Student Studying at Home
Blog Post · April 16, 2020

High School Graduation during the COVID-19 Crisis

Niu Gao, Joseph Hayes

photo - Hands Locked in Handcuffs
Blog Post · April 16, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Affect Arrests in California?

Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes

photo - Teachers and Toddlers in Daycare
Blog Post · April 15, 2020

Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan, Tess Thorman

Photo of San Diego, California
Blog Post · April 14, 2020

Coping with COVID-19 in California’s Cities

Lori Pottinger

Photo of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant
Blog Post · April 13, 2020

Wastewater Treatment Kills Most Pathogens, Including COVID-19 Virus

Lori Pottinger

Photo of student learning from home
Blog Post · April 10, 2020

Remote Learning for English Learners and Special Needs Students during COVID-19

Niu Gao, Laura Hill

Photo of empty dorm room
Blog Post · April 10, 2020

Displaced by COVID-19: Moving Out of College Housing

Jacob Jackson, Hans Johnson

Blog Post · April 9, 2020

Unemployment Benefits in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Photo of a patient receiving a doctor consultation online
Blog Post · April 8, 2020

Online Medical Care during COVID-19

Paulette Cha, Daniel Tan, Shannon McConville

Photo of Vote by Mail Ballot and Envelope
Blog Post · April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Will Make California Elections Challenging but Doable

Eric McGhee

Photo - Police Cars at Night
Blog Post · April 7, 2020

COVID-19 and Crime in Major California Cities

Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Photo of a woman on her laptop in a cornfield on a farm
Blog Post · April 6, 2020

Groundwater Sustainability Planning Undeterred by COVID-19

Lori Pottinger

Blog Post · April 3, 2020

Challenging Times for California

Mark Baldassare

Photo of an empty school hallway
Blog Post · April 2, 2020

How COVID-19 Closures May Disrupt Student Learning

Julien Lafortune

Photo of tract housing in California
Blog Post · April 1, 2020

Counting Californians and Holding Elections in a Pandemic

Lori Pottinger

photo - Grocery Store Worker
Blog Post · March 31, 2020

Essential Workers and COVID-19

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Student Learning Online from Home
Blog Post · March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Shutdown Forces Colleges to Ramp up Online Learning

Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Kevin Cook

photo - Farm Workers Harvesting near Gilroy, California
Blog Post · March 30, 2020

Food Security in a Time of COVID-19 Insecurity: How the Virus Affects Farming

Lori Pottinger

photo - Prison Cells
Blog Post · March 27, 2020

Severe COVID-19 Infections May Threaten California’s Prisons

Heather Harris

photo - School Age Girl
Blog Post · March 26, 2020

Feeding Children When Schools Are Closed for COVID-19

Caroline Danielson, Niu Gao

photo - Woman Filling Glass with Tap Water
Blog Post · March 25, 2020

COVID-19: Not a Threat to California’s Water Supply

Lori Pottinger

photo - Emplty Residential Street in Los Angeles
Blog Post · March 24, 2020

COVID-19 and California’s Census Count

Eric McGhee

photo - Coronavirus Screening at Medical Centre
Blog Post · March 23, 2020

COVID-19 and California’s Vulnerable Populations

Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

photo - Maid Making Bed In Hotel
Blog Post · March 20, 2020

How Will the Coronavirus Affect California’s Economy?

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

photo - Restaurant Cook
Blog Post · March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 Crisis Is Affecting Low-Income Workers

Caroline Danielson

photo - Senior Couple Walking Together
Blog Post · March 18, 2020

Communicating to California’s Seniors about Coronavirus

Hans Johnson

photo - Student Learning at Home
Blog Post · March 12, 2020

Will Students without Home Internet Fall Behind During Coronavirus Shutdowns?

Niu Gao