The changing categories the U.S. has used to measure race
Racial categories used on the U.S. census have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the changing politics and science of the times.
American Indian and white, but not ‘multiracial’
Biracial adults who are white and American Indian are among the least likely of mixed-race adults to consider themselves multiracial (only 25% do). They are among the most likely to say their multiracial background has been neither an advantage nor a disadvantage.
How Census Race Categories Have Changed Over Time
The race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census have shifted over time, often in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes. Our interactive tracks the category names from 1790 to 2010.
Voices of Multiracial Americans
For much of its history, America has discussed race in the singular form. But the language of race is changing. Ten multiracial Americans share their views of race, identity, relationships and the future.
How Pew Research conducted its survey of multiracial Americans
We released our first report on American multiracial adults, a group that comprises an estimated 6.9% of the adult population, or nearly 17 million adults. The report looks at who they are demographically, their attitudes and experiences, and the spectrum of their racial identity.
Multiracial in America
Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole.
5 key findings about how Europeans view the economy and EU
Despite their increasingly upbeat economic mood, Europeans show growing support for nontraditional political parties critical of the EU.
Interfaith marriage is common in U.S., particularly among the recently wed
Having a spouse of the same religion may be less important to many Americans today than it was decades ago.
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.