CBS News Bay Area's Amanda Starrantino talked with Mark DiCamillo, survey director for UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies, about a new poll showing that 45% of California voters surveyed support amending the California Constitution to allow sports betting. Click here to watch the interview.

February 28, 2022

Listeners Tell Us How They Feel About The Biggest Issues Facing California

On February 16, 2022, IGS Poll Director Mark DiCamillo joined Larry Mantle on KPCC 89.3 FM AirTalk to discuss the results of the newest IGS Poll on Governor Newsom's job performance.

February 16, 2022

On Jan. 27, IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler joined Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Mark Desaulnier (D-CA) for a town hall meeting on voting rights. They discussed changes in voting rights in the United States and congressional efforts to protect the right to vote. You can view the event here. Prof. Schickler’s remarks begin at 7:45.

February 4, 2022

This week and next, the Institute of Governmental Studies will be completing another of its periodic polls of the California public about major political and public policy issues facing the state. It is a legitimate non-partisan poll sponsored by the University that is carried out by distributing email invitations to a carefully constructed random sample of the state’s registered voters.  Data collection will continue through Tuesday, February 8. Learn more here. 

February 3, 2022

IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler was cited in a NY Times op-ed questioning whether or not the current political climate is nearing an ideological tipping point. Many, including Schickler, fear that, "under the conditions of hyperpolarization...and the growth of tribalism, the Madisonian institutions of the United States may make it more vulnerable to democratic backsliding." 

December 16, 2021

New LA Times poll supported by IGS Poll Director Mark DiCamillo finds that L.A. voters want the government to act faster to address homelessness -- Read more here 

December 1, 2021

In the latest episode of the serial podcast Understanding Congress, IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler discusses the ways in which Congress has evolved as an instiution and the possibilities for reforming it. 

October 11, 2021

The accuracy of the Berkeley IGS Poll was cited in a New York magazine's review of polling in the recent California gubernatorial recall election. Read more here.

September 21, 2021

The California recall election ends on Tuesday, September 14, but its effects could linger: a new IGS Poll found that 75% of registered voters want to keep the right to remove the State's elected officials — and the support is broadly bipartisan. However, many voters also want to see the process reformed.

September 13, 2021

"It was a demarcation point in American life." Nearly half of Californians say 9/11 had a lasting impact on their lives. A sizable number report feeling they have been improperly treated due to changed safety regulations, while voters under 40 are particularly wary of the federal laws adopted after the attack.

September 13, 2021