GlobalMarch 31, 2016

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

HispanicMarch 24, 2016

Historic population losses continue across Puerto Rico

Population losses in Puerto Rico have accelerated in recent years, affecting every corner of the island and continuing the largest outmigration in more than 50 years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released county-level Census Bureau data. Among Puerto Rico’s counties that saw the largest population losses between 2010 and 2015 was […]

GlobalMarch 18, 2016

5 facts about U.S. relations with Cuba

The renewal of diplomatic and economic ties has drawn widespread support in the U.S., but significant partisan differences on the future of the relationship between the two countries remain.

HispanicMarch 9, 2016

Democratic edge in Hispanic voter registration grows in Florida

Hispanic voters this year make up an even larger share of the state’s registered voters than in past years, but the profile of the Latino electorate has shifted over the past decade or so.

GlobalMarch 1, 2016

Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics

One-quarter of all U.S. Latinos self-identify as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean or of African descent with roots in Latin America.

HispanicFebruary 29, 2016

Super Tuesday showcases electorate’s growing racial, ethnic diversity

The U.S. electorate this year will be the country’s most diverse ever, and that is evident in several Super Tuesday states, in which blacks could have a significant impact.

HispanicFebruary 24, 2016

Hispanic, black parents see college degree as key for children’s success

Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely than white parents to place a high priority on college education for their children.

HispanicFebruary 19, 2016

Is speaking Spanish necessary to be Hispanic? Most Hispanics say no

During Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Marco Rubio questioned (in English) whether Ted Cruz speaks Spanish. Cruz responded in Spanish with a challenge to Rubio to discuss their views on immigration in that language. Rubio’s confrontation with Cruz, who recently became the first Hispanic to win the Iowa caucuses, was interpreted by some […]

GlobalFebruary 11, 2016

5 facts about Mexico and immigration to the U.S.

From 1965 to 2015, more than 16 million Mexicans migrated to the U.S. in one of the largest mass migrations in modern history. But Mexican migration to the U.S. has slowed in recent years. Today, Mexico also increasingly serves as a land bridge for Central American immigrants traveling to the U.S.

HispanicFebruary 10, 2016

A snapshot of Catholics in Mexico, Pope Francis’ next stop

Mexico is home to not only the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, but one of the biggest Catholic populations, too.