How Americans see their country and their democracy
On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the birth of the nation and the values that have sustained the country and its democracy. Read key findings about how Americans see their country and their democracy.
Western Europeans vary in their nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-religious minority attitudes
Nationalist and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe have been an issue in a number of recent national elections around the region. But Western Europeans vary by country when it comes to having positive or negative views about immigrants and religious minorities.
Most Hispanic parents speak Spanish to their children, but this is less the case in later immigrant generations
The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.
Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away
High intermarriage rates and declining immigration are changing how some Americans with Hispanic ancestry see their identity. Most U.S. adults with Hispanic ancestry self-identify as Hispanic, but 11%, or 5 million, do not.
Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity
In 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a median of 66% say being a member of the country’s official or preferred faith is important to belong to the nationality.
Spanish language use in major U.S. metro areas
Spanish speaking at home has declined in the top 25 metros with the largest Hispanic populations.
Use of Spanish declines among Latinos in major U.S. metros
The share of U.S. Latinos who speak the language has declined over the past decade or so: 73% of Latinos spoke Spanish at home in 2015, down from 78% in 2006.
Asian Americans: A Diverse and Growing Population
A collection of fact sheets with detailed demographic and economic data on Asian Americans by country of origin.
About a fifth of Americans cite 9/11 response as event that made them most proud of U.S.
The Sept. 11 attacks united Americans in a way that few other historical events have.
Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet
News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.