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California is one of 20 states allowing parents to "opt out" of vaccines for their children by signing a form. Now, a bill working its way through committee in Sacramento would require parents to get counseling about the risks and benefits of skipping immunizations before signing that form.
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In this election year, pollsters will be telling us what voters think about candidates and issues. But polls don't say much about why people feel the way they do. That's where focus groups come in: panels of people giving feedback on issues, policies, candidates and elected officials.