Key takeaways about Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections
Latinos made up an estimated 11% of all voters nationwide on Election Day, nearly matching their share of the U.S. eligible voter population.
Key facts about Latinos in the 2018 midterm elections
More than 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in 2018. The pool of eligible Hispanic voters has steadily grown in recent years.
Hispanic voter registration rises in Florida, but role of Puerto Ricans remains unclear
The number of Hispanic registered voters in Florida has increased 6.2% since the 2016 presidential election, to a record 2.1 million people. Hispanics now make up a record 16.4% of Florida’s registered voters, up from 15.7% in 2016.
Key facts about young Latinos, one of the nation’s fastest-growing populations
Youth is a defining characteristic of the U.S. Latino population. Latinos ages 35 or younger accounted for well over half of the nation’s Latino population in 2016.
EU unemployment rate falls to near pre-recession low
The EU’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in almost a decade, though joblessness still varies among the 28 countries that make up the bloc.
Most Hispanic parents speak Spanish to their children, but this is less the case in later immigrant generations
The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.
Among U.S. Latinos, the internet now rivals television as a source for news
On a typical weekday, three-quarters of U.S. Latinos get their news from internet sources, nearly equal to the share who do so from television, according to a 2016 survey of Latino adults by Pew Research Center.
How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing
The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.
Dislike of candidates or campaign issues was most common reason for not voting in 2016
The share of registered voters who cited a “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues” as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.
Latinos made economic strides in 2015 after years of few gains
Latinos made progress on household income, poverty and jobs in 2015 after years of little or no economic gains, but they have lagged in building personal wealth.