January 18, 2019

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.

Media & NewsJuly 25, 2018

Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet

News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.

ReligionJuly 20, 2018

Black Millennials are more religious than other Millennials

Black Millennials are more likely than nonblack Millennials, for example, to say they pray at least daily and attend religious services at least weekly.

July 12, 2018

Incomes of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians in the U.S., 1970 and 2016

The charts below show the distributions of white, black, Hispanic and Asian adults in the U.S. by their incomes in 1970 and 2016.

Internet & TechJuly 11, 2018

Activism in the Social Media Age

As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media’s impact on political and civic engagement

Pew Research CenterMay 7, 2018

Blacks more likely than others in U.S. to read the Bible regularly, see it as God’s word

Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than most other Americans to read scripture regularly and to view it as the word of God.

Pew Research CenterApril 23, 2018

Black Americans are more likely than overall public to be Christian, Protestant

Nearly eight-in-ten black Americans identify as Christian, compared with 70% of whites, 77% of Latinos and just 34% of Asian Americans.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 22, 2018

5 facts about blacks in the U.S.

More than 40 million blacks live in the United States, making up around 13% of the nation’s population. Here are five facts about the U.S. black population today, drawn from Pew Research Center studies in the last year.

ReligionFebruary 7, 2018

5 facts about the religious lives of African Americans

Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. For Black History Month, here are five facts about the religious lives of African Americans.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 12, 2018

The gap between the number of blacks and whites in prison is shrinking

Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners in recent years has steadily narrowed that gap to the point where it is half as wide as it was in 2009, when America’s prison population peaked, according to new data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.