Hispanic population reaches record 55 million, but growth has cooled
Hispanic growth in the U.S. has slowed in recent years, and the trend continued in 2014, as evidenced by new figures released this week by the Census Bureau.
Same-sex marriage makes some legal gains in Latin America
While laws allowing same-sex marriage have become more common in European countries and in U.S. states, gay marriage advocates also have gained ground in some parts of Latin America. Most recently, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling making it much easier for gay and lesbian couples to wed.
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.
U.S. border apprehensions of Mexicans fall to historic lows
For the first time on record, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were apprehended at U.S. borders in 2014 by the Customs and Border Patrol.
On religion, Mexicans are more Catholic and often more traditional than Mexican Americans
Majorities of both groups self-identify as Catholic, but the percentage of Catholics is 20 percentage points higher among Mexicans (81%) than among Mexican Americans (61%).
Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S., 2012
See how the unauthorized immigrant population varies state-by-state, how it has changed since 2009 and which states have the highest and lowest shares of unauthorized immigrants with our interactive maps.
State Unauthorized Immigrant Populations Rise and Fall
Since the Great Recession ended, the population of unauthorized immigrants has risen in seven states and fallen in 14.
Mexicans Souring on President Peña Nieto
Mexican President Peña Nieto’s positive image is faltering amid decidedly unpopular economic reforms. Six-in-ten Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s economy and most remain unhappy with the direction of their country.
Many Mexican child migrants caught multiple times at border
New data shows that thousands of unaccompanied Mexican children caught at the border have crossed into the U.S. multiple times.
Americans’ views of Mexico, Canada diverge as Obama attends ‘Three Amigos’ summit
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.