Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.
The Census Bureau’s new national population projections released this week forecast markedly lower growth for the nation in the coming decades—especially from immigration—than the last official projection in 2008.
Even with the decline, foreign-born women, who make up 17% of all women of childbearing age in the United States, continue to account for a disproportionate share of U.S. births, 23% in 2010.
Interactive maps showing the Asian American population in the U.S., by county
Graphic summary of key findings from the survey of 3,511 Asian-American adults 18 years of age and older living in the United States.
Panel discussion on the Pew Research Center’s Asian Americans survey featuring Elaine Chao, Neera Tanden, Benjamin Wu, Karthick Ramakrishnan and Tritia Toyota.
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.
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.
While conflict over race may be America's most historical and inflamed division, more Americans currently see divisions between immigrants and native-born Americans, as well as rich-poor divides, as stronger social conflicts.
If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050, from 296 million in 2005, and 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants, according to new projections developed by the Pew Research Center.