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.
U.S. immigrant population projected to rise, even as share falls among Hispanics, Asians
Meanwhile, foreign-born shares among whites and blacks are expected to rise, according to new Census Bureau projections.
5 facts about Indian Americans
Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.
Modi’s visit to U.S. builds on positive feelings between Indians and Americans
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first visit to the U.S. at a time when people in each country have favorable views of each other.
U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons
Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for 78% of the total change in the U.S. Hispanic population from 2012 to 2013, whereas migration accounted for about 61% of the total change in the Asian-American population.
Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups; some non-voters say they’re ‘too busy’
Asian-American voters lag whites and blacks in turnout in midterm elections, an analysis of Census Bureau data shows.
Asian Americans split on whether U.S. immigration system works or needs a major overhaul
45% of Asian Americans say the U.S. immigration system “works pretty well and requires only minor changes” while 47% say the system “needs to be completely rebuilt” or “needs major changes.”
More than 3.4M Americans trace their ancestry to the Philippines
Here’s a data portrait of the Filipino-American community, drawn from the Pew Research Center’s 2012 report on Asian Americans.
Sign of things to come? Integration without blacks in New York City neighborhoods
In a new study, researchers found nearly a three-fold increase in the share of integrated New York City neighborhoods with a mix of whites, Hispanics and Asians but few, if any, blacks.
The State of Race in America
Pew Research Center Executive Vice President Paul Taylor presented on the state of race in America at the Aspen Institute. Download the PowerPoint presentation: State of Race April 2013