As the midterm elections approach, here are key facts about eligible voters who are Hispanic, Black and Asian American based on Pew Research Center projections for 2022, as well as Census Bureau data for earlier years.
Black Americans differ from other U.S. adults over whether individual or structural racism is a bigger problem
About half of Black adults (52%) say racism in U.S. laws is the bigger problem for Black people, while 43% cite racism by individuals.
Latino Republicans hold distinct views on guns and immigration, highlighting their shaky ties to GOP
U.S. Hispanics’ policy views do not always align with those of non-Latinos in the same party, recent surveys have found.
Black Republicans tend to support individualistic approaches to addressing racial inequality, while Black Democrats back institutional approaches.
Republican and Democratic parents differ widely over what their children should learn at school about gender identity, slavery and other topics, but they are equally satisfied with the quality of education their children are receiving.
The number of Black eligible voters in the U.S. has grown modestly in recent years and is projected to reach 32.7 million in November 2022.
Latinos are the fastest-growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S. electorate since the last midterm elections.
The number of Asian American eligible voters has grown by 9%, or just about a million eligible voters, in the past four years.
Black Lives Matter tops list of groups that Black Americans see as helping them most in recent years
Around four-in-ten Black adults in the United States (39%) say Black Lives Matter has done the most to help Black people in recent years.
Hispanic enrollment reaches new high at four-year colleges in the U.S., but affordability remains an obstacle
Hispanic enrollment at postsecondary institutions in the U.S. has risen from 1.5 million in 2000 to a new high of 3.8 million in 2019.
Abortion has risen as an election issue for Latinos, with a majority saying it should be legal in all or most cases. Meanwhile, 80% say the economy is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming congressional midterm elections, a greater share than any other issue.