Forecast LA

Forecast LA is an annual conference that explores the civic concerns, cultural identities, and levels of satisfaction of Los Angeles residents and leaders.

Forecast LA integrates a triad of forecasting metrics – the opinions of residents, the opinions of leaders, and traditional economic metrics – to provide a timely and unique perspective into the civic, economic, and cultural realities of the Los Angeles region. Since 2014, Forecast LA has aided decision-makers in shaping the future of the region by providing a comprehensive framework that captures trends across demography, geography, and time, including the outlook. This holistic approach distinguishes Forecast LA from other regional forecasts which focus on economic indicators but exclude public opinion and the perspective of regional leaders.

In 2021, the Forecast LA conference took place across three virtual events, each with a specific focus on an issue Angelenos are facing today.

Forecast LA 2021 Webinar

Public Opinion on Systemic Racism

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

9:30am

Watch the event recording here.

Join StudyLA for a conversation on systemic racism through the lens of public opinion on education, criminal justice, housing, employment, and healthcare. StudyLA's Fernando J. Guerra and Brianne Gilbert will discuss meaningful differences in resident perceptions, attitudes, and opinions toward various institutions among racial and ethnic groups. This event included a presentation of data from our 2021 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey followed by audience question-and-answer.

Public Opinion on Housing and Homelessness

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

9:30am

Watch the Recording Here

Join us for a conversation on the perceptions, attitudes, and opinions of Los Angeles residents toward the ongoing housing and homelessness crises. StudyLA's Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert will touch on how residents perceive housing affordability, how their ratings of the homelessness crisis have changed over time, and what they think about encampments. This event included a presentation of the data followed by a discussion and audience question-and-answer.

One Year Later: Public Opinion on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9:00pm

Watch the Recording Here

Join us for an evening conversation on the perceptions, attitudes, and opinions of Los Angeles residents toward the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how it has impacted them over the last year. StudyLA's Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert will cover several topics, including personal impact, economic impact, remote work, school reopening, vaccines, and more from our 2021 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey. This event included a presentation of the data followed by a discussion and audience question-and-answer.

 

This year's Forecast LA conference is virtual! This event is part of a three-part webinar series. Check back in for more information about future events coming soon.

Conference Books

Forecast LA explores the findings from our annual Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey, the largest annual general social survey of any metropolitan area in urban America. Learn more about the survey here.

The survey findings are also published in our annual Forecast LA, soon to be released in early April. StudyLA will send out printed copies to anyone who is interested. Print distribution will take place later in 2021. Click here to request a copy.

In the meantime, learn more about previous Forecast LA conferences and check out the conference books, presentations, and photos

2014 Forecast LA

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2015 Forecast LA

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2016 Forecast LA

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2017 Forecast LA

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2018 Forecast LA

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2019 Forecast LA

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2020 Forecast LA

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