Religion Oct. 11, 2012

The Catholic “Swing” Vote

Catholics are often identified as a major “swing” voting group in American politics. A new analysis shows that the only group of Catholics that has been divided in recent elections is white Catholics who identify as political moderates

Religion Oct. 9, 2012

“Nones” on the Rise

The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

Internet & Tech Oct. 3, 2012

Counting Internet Users

In our surveys this summer, we added a question about mobile internet connectivity to help us capture internet users who may access the internet on mobile devices.

Hispanic Oct. 1, 2012

2012 Election Fact Sheets

Data on the size and social and economic characteristics of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic eligible voter populations.

Hispanic Oct. 1, 2012

A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote

A record 23.7 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, but turnout typically lags that of whites, blacks.

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Hispanic Oct. 1, 2012

Map: Mapping the 2012 Latino Electorate

A map showing key characteristics of Latino eligible voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

U.S. Politics Sep. 28, 2012

Youth Engagement Falls; Registration Also Declines

Young voters are significantly less engaged in this year’s election than at a comparable point in 2008 and now lag far behind older voters in interest in the campaign and intention to vote.

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Hispanic Sep. 19, 2012

Map: Hispanic Population in Select U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Characteristics of the 60 metropolitan areas with the largest Hispanic populations.

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Hispanic Sep. 19, 2012

Data: Hispanic Demographic Profiles by State and County

Browse and download data on the Hispanic population by state and county.

Hispanic Sep. 19, 2012

Almost Half of U.S. Hispanic Population Lives in 10 Metropolitan Areas

The Los Angeles metropolitan area has the nation’s largest Hispanic population followed by the New York metropolitan area. California and Texas are home to six of the 10 largest Hispanic metropolitan populations.