Fact TankNovember 6, 2013

Republican Chris Christie captures about half the Latino vote

In his landslide re-election victory last night, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie carried 51% of the Latino vote, a 19 point increase from his performance in 2009, according to exit polls.

Fact TankOctober 28, 2013

5 demographic realities behind the creation of Univision/ABC News’ “Fusion” channel

Fusion’s launch reflects several demographic trends among the nation’s 53 million Hispanics, which make up 17% of all Americans.

Fact TankOctober 28, 2013

Hispanic or Latino? Many don’t care, except in Texas

Which do you prefer? It’s a question Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike have struggled with…except in Texas.

Fact TankSeptember 23, 2013

The challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants

A talk with Pew Research Center senior demographer Jeffrey S. Passel on the challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.

Fact TankSeptember 17, 2013

5 facts about Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month

Facts and figures to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Fact TankSeptember 5, 2013

What is the future of Spanish in the United States?

As the share of Hispanics who speak Spanish falls, the share that speaks only English at home is expected to rise.

Fact TankSeptember 4, 2013

Among recent high school grads, Hispanic college enrollment rate surpasses that of whites

A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that after several years of gains, college enrollments in the U.S. fell between 2011 and 2012. But for one group—Hispanics—college enrollments were up, reflecting Hispanic population growth along with a growing share of young Latinos prepared for college. The new Census Bureau data also shows Hispanic students reached […]

Fact TankAugust 29, 2013

D.C., Virginia and Maryland have the highest shares of college-educated Latinos

As the number of Latinos attending college has surged in recent years, a new analysis of Census data finds wide variances by state in the share of Latino adults who have a bachelor’s degree. Overall, the District of Columbia has the highest college degree attainment rate among Hispanic adults, with 36.2% of those ages 25 […]

Fact TankJune 27, 2013

If they could, how many unauthorized immigrants would become U.S. citizens?

As Congress debates a comprehensive immigration bill, one key element under consideration is whether to offer a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants. If a bill were to pass including such a provision, how many would take advantage of the opportunity? The answer is of course speculative. The Pew Hispanic […]

HispanicJune 19, 2013

Salvadorans may soon replace Cubans as third-largest U.S. Hispanic group

For more than 40 years, one rock solid element of Hispanic demographics has been the ranking of the three largest Hispanic origin groups: Mexicans have always been the largest by population; followed by Puerto Ricans and then Cubans.

But this may be changing.