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.
Opinions on expanding access to experimental drugs differ by race, income
Generally, higher-income adults and college degree earners are more likely than others to favor greater availability, and African-Americans are significantly less supportive of the idea.
America’s ‘middle’ holds its ground after the Great Recession
The share of Americans who live in middle-income households has held steady since 2010 – a flat trend that might actually be good news.
Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity
Latinos, blacks and whites use social media networks about equally, but there are some differences in their preferences for specific social media sites.
On MLK Day, a look at black and white America
Nearly 47 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, blacks and whites in the United States in many ways continue to live starkly different lives.