Berkeley Conversations COVID-19: California Poll Findings and What They Mean for Our Future

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Webcast: Coming Soon

Event contact: igs [at], 510-642-4465

Access Coordinator: Christine Trost,  ctrost [at],  510-642-4465

UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the California Initiative for Health Equity & Action (Cal-IHEA) recently completed the largest survey of Californians to date regarding opinions and attitudes related to COVID-19. The results are fascinating and point to a wide range of potential political and societal impacts arising from our still-unfolding responses to the pandemic.

This discussion with IGS Co-Directors Cristina Mora and Eric Schickler and Director of Cal-IHEA Hector Rodriguez, who together devised and ran the poll, will delve into the significance and meaning of the data, and what it all might portend for California and the nation in the current context of political polarization and racial inequality.

"Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19" is a new online video series designed to connect Berkeley's leading experts with the public they serve and each other. Through these discussions, faculty from a wide range of disciplines--from epidemiology to economics to the computing and data now undergirding their work--share what they know and what they are learning.

Moderator: Dan Mogulof, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Executive Communications at the Berkeley Office of Communications and Public Affairs