Detailed analysis of Pew Research Center, government and non-government demographic data

October 10, 2012

Should the American Community Survey Be Voluntary?

Tests show that if Americans were not required by law to respond to census surveys response rates would drop significantly and the cost of obtaining reliable data would rise considerably.

ReligionOctober 9, 2012

“Nones” on the Rise

The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

HispanicSeptember 19, 2012

Almost Half of U.S. Hispanic Population Lives in 10 Metropolitan Areas

The Los Angeles metropolitan area has the nation’s largest Hispanic population followed by the New York metropolitan area. California and Texas are home to six of the 10 largest Hispanic metropolitan populations.

HispanicAugust 20, 2012

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011

At the nation’s four-year colleges and universities, Hispanics have reached a new milestone and are now the largest minority group, reaching a record 16.5% of the total college student enrollment. One-in-four public elementary school students are Hispanic.

HispanicJune 27, 2012

The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties

A new tabulation of government data by the Pew Hispanic Center provides details on the ten largest groups that make up the 50.7 million Hispanics living in the U.S.

June 19, 2012

The Rise of Asian Americans

Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest-growing race group in the country. Pew Research Center’s new report paints a comprehensive portrait of Asian Americans, examining their demographic characteristics, social and family values, education, economic circumstances and more. The report also explores six subgroups by country of origin.

May 17, 2012

Why Minority Births Now Outnumber White Births

The nation’s racial and ethnic minority groups — especially Hispanics — are growing more rapidly than the non-Hispanic white population, fueled by both immigration and births.

HispanicApril 4, 2012

When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven’t been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves.

HispanicJanuary 9, 2012

U.S. Foreign-Born Population: How Much Change From 2009 to 2010?

A new Pew Hispanic Center analysis of Census Bureau data shows the foreign-born population in the U.S.—39.9 million in 2010—is 1.6% greater than it was in 2009, markedly lower than the reported increase of 4%. The new growth estimate stems from the Center’s revisions to the 2009 Census data.

ReligionDecember 19, 2011

Global Christianity

Christians make up about the same proportion of the world’s population today as they did a century ago, but there has been a momentous shift in where they live.