Feb. 16, 2012

The Rise of Intermarriage

Marriage across racial and ethnic lines continues to be on the rise in the United States. The share of new marriages between spouses of a different race or ethnicity increased to 15.1 % in 2010, and the share of all current marriages that are either interracial or interethnic has reached an all-time high of 8.4%.

Mar. 21, 2012

The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery

Hispanics and Asians are gaining jobs at a faster rate in the economic recovery than are blacks and whites, and immigrants are outpacing the native born. The disparities reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. workforce.

U.S. Politics Mar. 30, 2012

Blacks’ Views of Law Enforcement, Racial Progress and News Coverage of Race

The Trayvon Martin case has highlighted issues relating to the treatment of blacks by local police departments, the state of race relations in the U.S. and press coverage of African Americans. Pew Research Center surveys in recent years have covered the opinions of African Americans on these and other issues.

Hispanic Apr. 4, 2012

When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven’t been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves.

Pew Research Center Apr. 16, 2012

Ask the Expert: Classifying Race and Ethnicity

Question: Your surveys often show results based on “non-Hispanic whites” and “non-Hispanic blacks”. Why aren’t Hispanics counted in these categories?

May. 17, 2012

Why Minority Births Now Outnumber White Births

The nation’s racial and ethnic minority groups — especially Hispanics — are growing more rapidly than the non-Hispanic white population, fueled by both immigration and births.

Hispanic May. 30, 2012

Latino? Hispanic Neither? A Conversation on Identity

The Pew Hispanic Center’s recent report finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” drew comments from hundreds of people and was the subject of scores of newspaper and website articles. The Center has invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to weigh in with commentaries, and the public to share their views on Facebook.

U.S. Politics Jun. 4, 2012

Partisan Polarization Surges in Bush, Obama Years

Americans values and basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any point in the past 25 years. Party has now become the single largest fissure in American society, with the values gap between Republicans and Democrats greater than gender, age, race or class divides.

Hispanic May. 30, 2012

Hispanic? Latino? Neither? A Conversation About Identity

A series of commentaries explore the issues raised by a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the term “Hispanic” or “Latino,” but prefer to refer to themselves by country of origin.

Pew Research Center Apr. 16, 2012

Classifying Race and Ethnicity

Why do you use the categories “non-Hispanic Whites” and “non-Hispanic Blacks”?