A new analysis of 2020 validated voters examines change and continuity in the electorate, both of which contributed to Joe Biden’s victory. It looks at how new voters and voters who turned out in either 2016, 2018 or both voted in the 2020 presidential election, and offers a detailed portrait of the demographic composition of the 2020 electorate.
From 2016 through 2019, lawmaker mentions of Asian Americans on social media – either of the population at large or of smaller subgroups – followed a relatively predictable pattern.
The U.S. Black population is growing. At the same time, how Black people self-identify is changing, with increasing shares considering themselves multiracial or Hispanic.
Apart from its political makeup, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
Kamala Harris embodies trends that have been unfolding over recent decades. As a result, many Americans can see themselves in her story.
Majorities of Black adults say predominantly Black churches have done at least some to help Black Americans.
More Americans also say evangelical Christians, business corporations and the military will lose than gain influence in Washington.
White eligible voters were somewhat more likely to say they were contacted than Black, Hispanic or English-speaking Asian eligible voters.
124 lawmakers today identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American, a 97% increase over the 107th Congress of 2001-02.
Kamala Harris’ election represented an advance in the progress Black Americans have made in recent decades in political leadership.