HispanicApril 20, 2016

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

Nearly six-in-ten U.S. Hispanics are Millennials or younger, making them the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. In 2014, the median age of Hispanics was just 28 years.

HispanicApril 20, 2016

Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young

in 2014, 88% of Latinos ages 5 to 17 said they either speak only English at home or speak English “very well,” up from 73% in 2000.

HispanicApril 19, 2016

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.

HispanicApril 19, 2016

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States

There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.

HispanicFebruary 19, 2016

Is speaking Spanish necessary to be Hispanic? Most Hispanics say no

During Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Marco Rubio questioned (in English) whether Ted Cruz speaks Spanish. Cruz responded in Spanish with a challenge to Rubio to discuss their views on immigration in that language. Rubio’s confrontation with Cruz, who recently became the first Hispanic to win the Iowa caucuses, was interpreted by some […]

Internet & TechJanuary 14, 2016

Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages

A Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each language in 2015 tells a story about how the various versions are used.

GlobalOctober 8, 2015

More than any other foreign language, European youths learn English

The European Union is awash with languages, but European students study one foreign language far more than any other.

HispanicSeptember 22, 2015

Many U.S. Catholics will understand Pope Francis’ Spanish-language Mass

A majority of all Hispanic adults identify as Catholic and a large majority of Hispanic Catholics speak Spanish fluently. Eight-in-ten Hispanic Catholics use mostly Spanish or are bilingual. In fact, they are more likely to be Spanish speakers than non-Catholic Hispanics (68%).

GlobalJuly 13, 2015

Learning a foreign language a ‘must’ in Europe, not so in America

Studying a second foreign language for at least one year is compulsory in more than 20 European countries. In most European countries, students begin studying their first foreign language as a compulsory school subject between the ages of 6 and 9.

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HispanicMay 12, 2015

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 1980 – 2013

There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population.