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.

Pew Research Center Apr. 16, 2012

Classifying Race and Ethnicity

Why do you use the categories “non-Hispanic Whites” and “non-Hispanic Blacks”?

Pew Research Center Apr. 16, 2012

Ask the Expert: Classifying Race and Ethnicity

Question: Your surveys often show results based on “non-Hispanic whites” and “non-Hispanic blacks”. Why aren’t Hispanics counted in these categories?

Hispanic Apr. 4, 2012

When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven’t been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves.

U.S. Politics Aug. 30, 2011

Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism

While a majority of Muslim Americans say they have endured suspicion and enhanced scrutiny since the 9/11 attacks nearly 10 years ago, a wide-ranging survey finds no indication of increased alienation and anger or rising support for Islamic extremism. On the contrary, majorities of Muslim Americans express concern about the possible rise of Islamic extremism, both here and abroad.

Media & News Aug. 29, 2011

Hispanic Media: Faring Better than the Mainstream Media

Spanish-language media faces challenges — such as an increasingly U.S.-born Latino population — but it still tends to fare better overall than their mainstream English-language counterparts.

Hispanic Feb. 17, 2011

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2009

This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey.

Hispanic Nov. 15, 2010

National Latino Leader? The Job is Open

When asked in an open-ended question to name the person they consider “the most important Latino leader in the country today,” nearly two-thirds (64%) of Latino respondents said they did not know. An additional 10% said “no one.” The most frequently named individual was Sonia Sotomayor (7%).

Jul. 13, 2010

Rewriting the ’Race’ Question

A former Census Director also has concerns about the way the government asks about race and ethnicity.

U.S. Politics Jul. 1, 2010

Proud Patriots — and Harsh Critics of Government

Nearly all Americans consider themselves patriotic and voice pride in being American. But many of those who voice strong patriotism and pride in the country also are highly critical of the federal government and its political leaders.