Hispanic Apr. 30, 2009

Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History

The electorate in last year’s presidential election was the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, with nearly one-in-four votes cast by non-whites, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data.

Pew Research Center Apr. 30, 2009

Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History

Demographic changes in America have increased the number of eligible non-white voters, but the racial and ethnic diversity of last year’s electorate was also driven by substantially higher levels of participation by black, Hispanic and Asian voters.

Hispanic Apr. 15, 2009

Mexican Immigrants in the United States, 2008

A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970. More than half (55%) are unauthorized.

Hispanic Apr. 14, 2009

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. are more geographically dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S.-born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. But the recent rapid growth in the undocumented immigrant labor force has come to a halt. The new report also includes population and labor force estimates for each state.

Hispanic Apr. 7, 2009

Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System: Low Confidence, High Exposure

Latino confidence in the U.S. criminal justice system is closer to the low levels expressed by blacks than the high levels expressed by whites.

Hispanic Mar. 31, 2009

The Rapid Growth and Changing Complexion of Suburban Public Schools

Public school enrollment in the nation’s suburbs has shot up by 3.4 million in the past decade and a half, with the primary driver of this trend being a near doubling of the Latino share of the student population.

Internet & Tech Mar. 25, 2009

Internet Typology: The Mobile Difference

Glance at any coffee shop, train station or airport boarding gate, and it is easy to see that mobile access to the internet is taking root in our society. A new Pew Internet Typology study divides information and communication technology users into 10 groups ranging from the “Digital Collaborators” and “Media Movers” to “Tech Indifferent” and “Off the Network.”

Mar. 19, 2009

Public Has Split Verdict on Increased Level of Unmarried Motherhood

There is a stronger consensus in public opinion about the social cost of out-of-wedlock births than there is about the morality of these births.

Pew Research Center Mar. 18, 2009

Reluctant Suffragettes: When Women Questioned Their Right to Vote

An 86-year-old polling analysis sheds light on why female Americans were slow to appreciate the fruits of the suffragettes’ hard-fought 70-year battle for access to the ballot box.

Mar. 18, 2009

Most Like It Hot

Given a choice, most Americans would opt for a sun-kissed climate — but not necessarily for a warm-weather city.