Multiple Causes Seen for Baltimore Unrest
The public sees a number of contributing factors for the outbreak of violence and unrest in Baltimore last week, and most say it was the right decision to charge some Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
Racial and ethnic differences in how people use mobile technology
Minority smartphone owners tend to rely more heavily on their phone than whites do for internet access, according to our recent report on smartphone adoption.
Divide between blacks and whites on police runs deep
Race and community relations have become the focal point of tension in a series of incidents over the past year.
6 key findings about black immigration to the U.S.
Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.
Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000
The white share of the population is declining in the U.S., but the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in others.
After 200 years, Native Hawaiians make a comeback
Their population dropped devastatingly fast after their first contact with Western foreigners in 1778, but their numbers are returning to “pre-contact” levels.
From Twitter to Instagram, a different #Ferguson conversation
On social media, hashtags have long been used as a shorthand way of organizing a conversation around an event or topic. One widely used hashtag over the past year is #Ferguson, which started after the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., and has since become a kind of connective tissue for […]
Study finds racial, ethnic divide in attention to crime news
Crime consistently ranks as one of the most followed and discussed topics by the public, and it receives more attention in local news media than almost any other subject. A recent Pew Research Center report reinforces these findings but also suggests that certain groups of residents pay closer attention to local crime than others in […]
U.S. immigrant population projected to rise, even as share falls among Hispanics, Asians
Meanwhile, foreign-born shares among whites and blacks are expected to rise, according to new Census Bureau projections.
50 years ago: Mixed views about civil rights but support for Selma demonstrators
In 1965, America’s verdict on Selma was clear: Polling showed the public clearly siding with the demonstrators, not with the state of Alabama.