Hispanics in America

The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project helps all Americans to better understand the impact that a rapidly growing Latino population is having on the way we live today and on our nation’s future. The center produces research to increase awareness of the Hispanic population in the United States and chronicle its growing importance.

The center conducts and commissions studies with the aim of presenting research that both meets the most rigorous scientific standards and is accessible to the interested public. It also regularly conducts public opinion surveys to illuminate Latino views on a range of social and public policy issues.

This body of research assists journalists, academics, policy makers and the public by expanding their knowledge and deepening their understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population.

Recent projects have included the most up-to-date compilation of statistics and analysis available on Latino and foreign-born populations; a study of how Hispanics are transforming the nation’s religious landscape; and a look at Latinos’ Internet use.

Founded in 2001, the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary and a nonpartisan “fact tank” based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

For more information, visit the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project.

  • Demographics

    The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project analyzes the rapid growth of America’s Latino population and documents information such as country of origin and settlement areas.
  • Economics

    Hispanics’ economic well-being and the ways that their socio-economic status changes over time are a focus of the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project. The center studies data about Latino sub-groups and also looks at how business cycles affect Hispanics.
  • Education

    Educational outcomes vary among native-born and immigrant Latinos, and also between Latinos and other racial and ethnic groups. The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project studies those differences and the factors that produce them, with a special emphasis on postsecondary education.
  • Identity

    The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project reports on how Latinos view themselves and their place in U.S. society. This includes an exploration of Latinos’ opinions on public policy issues as well as efforts to measure the assimilation process of foreign-born Latinos.
  • Immigration

    The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project studies various aspects of immigration, including migration flows, the characteristics of the foreign-born population and attitudes towards immigration policy issues. It tracks the differences between U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanics.
  • Labor

    The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project tracks Latino employment trends, examining differences by country of origin and age, assessing employment by region, occupation and industry, and offering comparisons with other racial and ethnic groups.
  • Politics

    The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project's public opinion surveys are a unique source of data on Latino attitudes on a range of policy issues. Other research examines the impact of population growth on voter registration.
  • Remittances

    The flow of dollars that Hispanic immigrants send to their families back home, known as remittances, is a subject for research by the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project, which collects data in both the United States and Latin America.

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