Election 2012: A Milestone En Route to Becoming a Majority Minority Nation
The minority groups that carried President Obama to victory yesterday by giving him 80% of their votes are on track to become a majority of the nation’s population by 2050. They currently make up 37% of the population, and they cast a record 28% of the votes in the 2012 presidential election.
“Nones” on the Rise
The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.
A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote
A record 23.7 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, but turnout typically lags that of whites, blacks.
Data: Hispanic Demographic Profiles by State and County
Browse and download data on the Hispanic population by state and county.
Map: Population Distribution of Hispanic Origin Groups, by County
A map showing the distribution of all Hispanics and the six largest Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., by county.
Map: Asian American Population Maps
Interactive maps showing the Asian American population in the U.S., by county
Infographic: The Rise of Asian Americans: Highlights from the Survey
Graphic summary of key findings from the survey of 3,511 Asian-American adults 18 years of age and older living in the United States.
Video: The Rise of Asian Americans
Panel discussion on the Pew Research Center’s Asian Americans survey featuring Elaine Chao, Neera Tanden, Benjamin Wu, Karthick Ramakrishnan and Tritia Toyota.
The Rise of Asian Americans
Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest-growing race group in the country. Pew Research Center’s new report paints a comprehensive portrait of Asian Americans, examining their demographic characteristics, social and family values, education, economic circumstances and more. The report also explores six subgroups by country of origin.
Map: Latinos by Geography
Color-coded interactive maps show the Latino population, growth and its dispersion across U.S. counties since 1980.