Fact Tank Oct. 28, 2013

Hispanic or Latino? Many don’t care, except in Texas

Which do you prefer? It’s a question Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike have struggled with…except in Texas.

Hispanic Oct. 22, 2013

Most Hispanics Say Their Community Needs a Leader

Three-quarters of Latinos living in the U.S. say that their community needs a national leader, but about the same share either cannot name one or don’t believe one exists.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2013

What is the future of Spanish in the United States?

As the share of Hispanics who speak Spanish falls, the share that speaks only English at home is expected to rise.

Fact Tank Jul. 29, 2013

What Univision’s milestone says about U.S. demographics

Spanish-language television reached a new milestone in America. Univision finished first among broadcast networks during July sweeps in two highly sought-after demographics: 18- to 49-year-olds and 18- to 34-year-olds. According to Nielsen, between June 27, 2013, and July 24, 2013, Univision averaged 1.8 million viewers ages 18 to 49 nightly, beating out English-language networks FOX, […]

Pew Research Center May. 3, 2013

How Mexicans in the United States See Their Identity

By Drew DeSilver Cinco de Mayo, which comes this Sunday, has in the past few decades become widely celebrated in the United States, and not just among the 33.7 million U.S. residents of Mexican origin. (It’s not, as sometimes thought, Mexico’s Independence Day — that’s Sept. 16. Rather, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory […]

Fact Tank May. 3, 2013

How Mexicans in the United States see their identity

Cinco de Mayo, which comes this Sunday, has in the past few decades become widely celebrated in the United States, and not just among the 33.7 million U.S. residents of Mexican origin. (It’s not, as sometimes thought, Mexico’s Independence Day — that’s Sept. 16. Rather, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory of Mexican forces […]

Aug. 7, 2012

Census Bureau Considers Changing Its Race/Hispanic Questions

The Census Bureau presents new research tomorrow that attempts to address the frequent mismatch between Americans’ self-identity and the race or Hispanic categories they are offered on their census questionnaires.

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Hispanic May. 30, 2012

Slideshow: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Key findings from the survey.

Hispanic May. 30, 2012

Latino? Hispanic Neither? A Conversation on Identity

The Pew Hispanic Center’s recent report finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” drew comments from hundreds of people and was the subject of scores of newspaper and website articles. The Center has invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to weigh in with commentaries, and the public to share their views on Facebook.

Hispanic May. 30, 2012

Hispanic? Latino? Neither? A Conversation About Identity

A series of commentaries explore the issues raised by a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the term “Hispanic” or “Latino,” but prefer to refer to themselves by country of origin.