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.

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U.S. Politics Sep. 16, 2012

Data: 2012 Election Voter Preferences

Pew Research Center Sep. 12, 2012

Importance of the Latino Vote in 2012

Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director, Pew Hispanic Center, discusses the importance of the Latino Vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Internet & Tech Sep. 11, 2012

Smartphones Particularly Popular With Young Adults, High Earners

On the eve of Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, 45% of American adults own smartphones. They are particularly popular with young adults and those living in relatively higher income households; 66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones, and 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them.

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Hispanic Sep. 6, 2012

Map: Population Distribution of Hispanic Origin Groups, by County

A map showing the distribution of all Hispanics and the six largest Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., by county.

Pew Research Center Aug. 29, 2012

Determining Who Is a ’Likely Voter’

Scott Keeter, director of survey research, explains why pollsters switch from registered voters to likely voters in their samples as Election Day nears, and how the Pew Research Center determines who is likely to vote.

Aug. 22, 2012

The Lost Decade of the Middle Class

As the 2012 presidential candidates prepare their closing arguments to America’s middle class, they are courting a group that has endured a lost decade for economic well-being. Since 2000, the middle class has shrunk in size, fallen backward in income and wealth, and shed some – but by no means all – of its characteristic faith in the future.