February 11, 2019

About a third of Americans say blackface in a Halloween costume is acceptable at least sometimes

While a slight majority of Americans think it is generally unacceptable to use blackface in a Halloween costume, about one-in-three say it is acceptable at least sometimes.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 8, 2019

For the fifth time in a row, the new Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse ever

More than one-in-five voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities.

January 18, 2019

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.

ReligionJanuary 17, 2019

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

About half of black Muslims are converts to Islam, a relatively high conversion level. Black Muslims, like black Americans overall, have high levels of religious commitment.

November 15, 2018

Early Benchmarks Show ‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet

Today’s 6- to 21-year-olds are already America’s most racially and ethnically diverse generation – and more of them are heading to college than previous generations.

Media & NewsNovember 2, 2018

Newsroom employees are less diverse than U.S. workers overall

Newsroom employees are more likely to be white and male than U.S. workers overall. There are signs, though, of a turning tide: Younger newsroom employees show greater racial, ethnic and gender diversity than their older colleagues, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

HispanicOctober 15, 2018

Key facts about Latinos in the 2018 midterm elections

More than 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in 2018. The pool of eligible Hispanic voters has steadily grown in recent years.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 9, 2018

Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

For a large majority of Americans, the country’s openness to people from around the world “is essential to who we are as a nation.” In a new Pew Research Center survey, 68% say America’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation, while just 26% say “if America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation.”

Pew Research CenterOctober 2, 2018

Trump has appointed a larger share of female judges than other GOP presidents, but lags Obama

Women account for 28% of the 67 judges Trump has appointed to the federal courts since taking office, well below the share appointed by Barack Obama but higher than the share appointed by any other Republican president. Seven of the 67 judges (10%) are racial or ethnic minorities.

ReligionSeptember 26, 2018

Black men are less religious than black women, but more religious than white women and men

Research has shown that men in the United States are generally less religious than women. And while this pattern holds true among black Americans, black men are still a highly religious group.