5 facts about Latinos and education
Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges.
Methods can matter: Where Web surveys produce different results than phone interviews
A Pew Research Center experiment found several key areas where Web surveys produced different results than those conducted by phone.
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 […]
The fading of the green
The ranks of Americans who trace their ancestry back to Ireland – long one of the most prominent subgroups in American society – is slowly declining.