report | Oct 10, 2012

Should the American Community Survey Be Voluntary?

Tests show that if Americans were not required by law to respond to census surveys response rates would drop significantly and the cost of obtaining reliable data would rise considerably.

report | Aug 20, 2012

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011

At the nation's four-year colleges and universities, Hispanics have reached a new milestone and are now the largest minority group, reaching a record 16.5% of the total college student enrollment. One-in-four public elementary school students are Hispanic.

report | Jun 19, 2012

The Rise of Asian Americans

Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest-growing race group in the country. Pew Research Center's new report paints a comprehensive portrait of Asian Americans, examining their demographic characteristics, social and family values, education, economic circumstances and more. The report also explores six subgroups by country of origin.

report | 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.

report | Dec 19, 2011

Global Christianity

Christians make up about the same proportion of the world's population today as they did a century ago, but there has been a momentous shift in where they live.

report | Aug 25, 2011

How Accurate Are Counts of Same-Sex Couples?

Two decades after the Census Bureau began offering people the option to describe themselves as a same-sex “unmarried partner,” producing accurate numbers on same-sex couples remains a challenge.

report | May 26, 2011

U.S. Hispanics by Country of Origin

Hispanics of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban origin or descent remain the nation's three largest Hispanic country-of-origin groups, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Despite their No. 1 status, Mexicans are not the dominant Hispanic origin group in many of the nation's metropolitan areas.

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