In December 2017, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and Latino Decisions fielded a statewide public opinion poll to better understand the interaction of Californian’s intergroup and identity perceptions with their attitudes towards several policy goals, social values, and responses to messages based on a strategic narrative.  This study gives us an initial baseline for understanding where as a state and regionally we are in relation to core pillars of progressive agendas.

Following the  2016 US presidential election, which saw the election of a candidate notorious for his exclusionary views and statements on people of color, immigrants, and people with disabilities, California quickly became known as the de facto face of opposition. Progressive leaders and organizations in the Golden State, long known as a bastion of new ideas and richly diverse people, worked swiftly to organize against the new president’s anti-inclusion, pro-corporate, agenda, which included attacks on DREAMers and a travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries….

To see the survey: Haas Institute, University of California, Berkeley.