MethodsFebruary 15, 2018

Commercial Voter Files and the Study of U.S. Politics

A new analysis demystifies voter files, the widely-used and comprehensive digital databases used to better understand the U.S. electorate.

January 18, 2018

They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.

January 18, 2018

Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? It depends

There are three main ways to measure fertility. None of them is “right” or “wrong,” but each tells a different story about when births bottomed out.

HispanicOctober 31, 2017

Spanish language use in major U.S. metro areas

Spanish speaking at home has declined in the top 25 metros with the largest Hispanic populations.

October 11, 2017

The share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults

In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007.

HispanicSeptember 29, 2017

Hispanic dropout rate hits new low, college enrollment at new high

The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, a decline that comes alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.

HispanicSeptember 28, 2017

Latino unemployment rate is back at historic low

The unemployment rate for U.S. Hispanics hit 4.7% in the second quarter of 2017. However, U.S. Latinos have not fully recovered from the Great Recession.

HispanicSeptember 25, 2017

Key facts about unauthorized immigrants enrolled in DACA

Read key facts about the nearly 690,000 unauthorized immigrants in America who currently have work permits and are protected from deportation under DACA.

HispanicSeptember 18, 2017

Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., 2015

The Latino population in the United States, drawn from an increasingly diverse mix of countries, has reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since 2000.

HispanicSeptember 18, 2017

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.