Fact Tank Jun. 10, 2014

For three states, share of Hispanic population returns to the past

The number of Hispanics, the largest minority group in the United States, has increased nearly six-fold since 1970, to 53 million today. But in three states, the rising share of the Hispanic population has returned to levels not seen in more than a century. It’s a story similar to that of the nation’s most recent […]

Fact Tank Jun. 5, 2014

Generation X: America’s neglected ‘middle child’

Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters like me. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.

Jun. 4, 2014

Are minority births the majority yet?

Two years ago, the Census Bureau announced the nation had reached a new demographic tipping point. But new data shows that tipping point may not have arrived yet.

Fact Tank Jun. 2, 2014

Top issue for Hispanics? Hint: It’s not immigration

There are several issues that consistently rank higher on the list than immigration.

Fact Tank May. 27, 2014

Mexicans, Dominicans are more Catholic than most other Hispanics

Differences exist among Hispanics’ religious affiliation when they are looked at by their country of origin: Mexicans and Dominicans are more likely than most other Hispanic origin groups to say they are Catholic.

Fact Tank May. 27, 2014

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

Today’s volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.

Fact Tank May. 15, 2014

Latinos in the U.S. have a strong belief in the spirit world

More than half (57%) of Latinos in the U.S. said that people can be possessed by spirits, and 44% said magic, sorcery or witchcraft can influence people’s lives.

Fact Tank May. 14, 2014

15 states with the highest share of immigrants in their population

A sharp rise in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. in recent decades serves as a backdrop for the debate in Congress over the nation’s immigration policies. In 1990, the U.S. had 19.8 million immigrants. That number rose to a record 40.7 million immigrants in 2012, among them 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants. 

Fact Tank May. 9, 2014

5 questions (and answers) about American moms today

Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.

Fact Tank May. 8, 2014

Hispanic Millennials are less religious than older U.S. Hispanics

A new survey on religious trends among U.S. Hispanics finds that Hispanic Millennials mirror young American adults overall in their lower rates of religious affiliation and commitment compared with their older counterparts.