Pew Research CenterFebruary 22, 2018

5 facts about blacks in the U.S.

More than 40 million blacks live in the United States, making up around 13% of the nation’s population. Here are five facts about the U.S. black population today, drawn from Pew Research Center studies in the last year.

ReligionFebruary 7, 2018

5 facts about the religious lives of African Americans

Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. For Black History Month, here are five facts about the religious lives of African Americans.

January 24, 2018

Key facts about black immigrants in the U.S.

Read key facts about the small, yet growing, black immigrant population in America.

ScienceJanuary 10, 2018

Black STEM employees perceive a range of race-related slights and inequities at work

Blacks who work in science, technology, engineering and math fields are more likely than STEM workers from other racial or ethnic backgrounds to say they have faced discrimination on the job. They also stand out in their views about workplace diversity.

HispanicDecember 20, 2017

Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away

High intermarriage rates and declining immigration are changing how some Americans with Hispanic ancestry see their identity. Most U.S. adults with Hispanic ancestry self-identify as Hispanic, but 11%, or 5 million, do not.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 19, 2017

Most Americans Say Trump’s Election Has Led to Worse Race Relations in the U.S.

Nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, a majority of Americans (60%) say his election has led to worse race relations in the United States.

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” […]