Fact TankJune 28, 2016

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

In 1965, there were no black senators or governors, and just six House members were black. By 2015, there was more representation in some areas but little change in others.

June 27, 2016

On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.

Fact TankJune 27, 2016

5 key takeaways about views of race and inequality in America

There are profound differences between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they experience day-to-day life.

Fact TankMarch 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.

Fact TankMarch 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.

Fact TankFebruary 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.

Fact TankJuly 1, 2015

Share of counties where whites are a minority has doubled since 1980

As of last summer, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents (11.6% of the total) did not have non-Hispanic white majorities – the most in modern history.

Fact TankJune 12, 2015

The changing categories the U.S. has used to measure race

Racial categories used on the U.S. census have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the changing politics and science of the times.

Fact TankApril 9, 2015

6 key findings about black immigration to the U.S.

Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.

Pew Research CenterApril 9, 2015

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population Is Foreign Born

A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the U.S. today, accounting for 8.7% of the nation’s black population, nearly triple their share in 1980. While half are from the Caribbean, African immigration has soared since 2000.