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

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

May 27, 2020

UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies recently completed the largest survey of Californians to date(link is external) 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 Professor of Health Policy and Management 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.


G. Cristina Mora(link is external), Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-Director, Institute of Governmental Studies


Eric Schickler(link is external), Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Professor of Political Science, Co-Director, Institute of Governmental Studies


Hector Rodriguez(link is external), Professor of Health Policy and Management, Director, California Initiative for Healthy Equity and Action