Jens Manuel Krogstad is a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center. He studies the political engagement of Latinos in the U.S., Latino public opinion, trends in Hispanic demographics and global migration. He is an author of reports about Latinos and the 2016 elections, Latino views of the economy and language use among U.S. Hispanics. He is also a regular contributor to the Center’s Fact Tank blog, authoring posts on U.S. border apprehensions and deportations, refugees in the U.S. and Europe, and Cuban and Puerto Rican migration. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Krogstad spent nine years as a newspaper reporter, most recently at The Des Moines Register and USA Today. He earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of Minnesota. Krogstad regularly talks with the media about the Center’s findings in both English and Spanish.
Many worldwide oppose more migration – both into and out of their countries
As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004.
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.
Hispanic voters more engaged in 2018 than in previous midterms
More Hispanic registered voters say they have given “quite a lot” of thought to the upcoming midterm elections compared with four years ago and are more enthusiastic to vote this year than in previous congressional elections. But they lag behind the general public on some measures of voter engagement.
More Latinos Have Serious Concerns About Their Place in America Under Trump
About half of U.S. Latinos say the situation for Hispanics in the U.S. has worsened over the past year, and a majority say they worry that they or someone they know could be deported.
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.
Education levels of U.S. immigrants are on the rise
In 2016, 17.2% of U.S. immigrants ages 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree and another 12.8% had attained a postgraduate degree. Both shares are up since 1980.
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.
Latinos are more likely to believe in the American dream, but most say it is hard to achieve
Hispanics are more likely than the general U.S. public to believe in the American dream – that hard work will pay off and that each generation is better off than the one prior.