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The latest USC Schwarzenegger Institute-USC Price California Issues Poll provides a snapshot of California voters’ attitudes ahead of this year’s midterm elections.(Photo/Edmond Dantès via Pexels)

USC poll highlights the economy, homelessness and violence against election workers as top voter issues

A recent USC Price poll shows that Golden State voters agree on many issues, such as concerns about inflation and homelessness, but that they are significantly divided on questions about free speech and environmental regulation.

Los Angeles livability survey: downtown skyline
USC Dornsife’s LABarometer survey asks about county residents’ housing plans, neighborhood change, experiences with racial discrimination and crime-related stress and more. (Photo/iStock)

Nearly 3 years since start of pandemic, USC Dornsife report shows how life in L.A. is changing

Overall life satisfaction continues to decline and racial discrimination against Asian and Black Angelenos remains high, but fewer people are planning to leave the county, according to a new LABarometer livability and affordability survey.