November 1, 2017

How wealth inequality has changed in the U.S. since the Great Recession, by race, ethnicity and income

In the U.S., the racial and ethnic wealth gap has evolved differently for families at different income levels since the Great Recession.

October 25, 2017

Many minority students go to schools where at least half of their peers are their race or ethnicity

Large shares of black and Hispanic public school students in the U.S. attend schools where their own race or ethnicity accounts for at least half of students.

HispanicSeptember 29, 2017

Hispanic dropout rate hits new low, college enrollment at new high

The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, a decline that comes alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 28, 2017

Views about whether whites benefit from societal advantages split sharply along racial and partisan lines

Issues of race have long divided Americans along racial and partisan lines, and these differences extend to views of whether white people in the U.S. benefit from advantages in society that black people do not have. A majority of Americans (56%) say that white people either benefit “a great deal” (26%) or “a fair amount” […]

September 27, 2017

Many poll respondents guess wrong on their interviewer’s race or ethnicity

Establishing the interviewer’s perceived race or ethnicity is essential to understanding how it might affect the respondent’s answers to survey questions.

HispanicSeptember 18, 2017

How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing

The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.

ReligionSeptember 18, 2017

Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Deep racial, partisan divisions in Americans’ views of police officers

While a large majority of Americans rate police officers positively on a 0-to-100 “feeling thermometer,” whites and blacks differ widely in their views.

September 11, 2017

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.

September 8, 2017

Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population

A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.