Demography

With immigration increasingly dominating the domestic policy agenda, data about trends in U.S. population growth are growing in prominence. The Pew Research Center — a non-partisan "fact tank" — closely tracks and analyzes the latest surveys of American demographics. The center collects data through several methods, including public opinion polling, online surveys and empirical research.

Recent demographic topics explored by the center include: the growing share of immigrants choosing naturalization; the increasing numbers of Latinos online; the U.S. population growth from 200 million to 300 million; the status of America’s foreign-born population at mid-decade; and the Cuban population in the United States. This information helps members of the news media, academic researchers and other interested parties to better understand the growing U.S. population and the role that immigrants are playing in that expansion.

The Pew Research Center does not take positions on policy debates. It is a subsidiary of Pew and is based in Washington, D.C.

For more information about its research into American demographics, visit the Pew Research Center Web site. For specific demographic information on the U.S. Hispanic population, visit the Pew Hispanic Center Web site.

Report

  • Breadwinner Moms

    May 29, 2013 - Mothers are now the sole or primary provider in 40% of households with children, up from just 11% in 1960. The public is conflicted about the gains women have made in the workplace, applauding the economic benefits, but also voicing concerns about the impact on children and marriage.

  • Children of Immigrants Substantially Better Off than Parents

    Feb 08, 2013 - Second-generation Americans—the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants—are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty.

  • Middle-Aged Adults 'Sandwiched' Between Aging Parents and Kids

    Jan 31, 2013 - With an aging population and a generation of young adults struggling to achieve financial independence, the burdens and responsibilities of middle-aged Americans are increasing.

  • A Bipartisan Nation of Beneficiaries

    Dec 18, 2012 - A majority of Americans, both Democrat and Republican, have received government benefits from one of the six best-known federal entitlement programs.

  • Census Bureau Lowers Forecast and 'Loses' 39 Million Future Americans

    Dec 17, 2012 - 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.

  • U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants

    Nov 29, 2012 - 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.

  • Census Bureau Considers Changing Its Race, Hispanic Questions

    Aug 07, 2012 - The Census wants to address the mismatch between Americans' identity and the current categories presented on their questionnaires.

  • The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income

    Aug 01, 2012 - Upper- and lower-income Americans are more likely now than 30 years ago to live in economically segregated neighborhoods, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census tract and household income data. Residential segregation by income has risen in 27 of the nation's 30 largest metropolitan areas since 1980

  • The Rise of Asian Americans

    Jun 19, 2012 - According a comprehensive nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center, Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest growing race group in the country. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success.

  • 2012 American Values Survey

    Jun 04, 2012 - As Americans head to the polls this November, their values and basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any point in the past 25 years, according to the 2012 Pew Research Center Values Survey. The values gap between Republicans and Democrats is now greater than gender, age, race or class divides.

  • Explaining Why Minority Births Now Outnumber White Births

    May 17, 2012 - 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. This trend has been taking place for decades, and one result is the Census Bureau’s announcement today that non-Hispanic whites now account for a minority of births in the U.S. for the first time.

  • Public Opinion Surveys: Still Representative?

    May 15, 2012 - A new study by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that polls conducted by telephone have struggled with lower response rates in recent years, but they continue to provide accurate data on most political, social and economic measures.

  • Divorce and the Great Recession

    May 02, 2012 - There’s been a recent surge of interest in the topic of whether and how the poor economy has an impact on divorce rates. As with marriage rates and the economic downturn, the evidence is not clear-cut. One complication is that the quality of data about divorce is uneven.

  • Census Bureau Pushes Online Survey Response Option

    Apr 26, 2012 - The Census Bureau plans to take a big step into the world of digital data collection starting in January, offering more than 3 million households that receive the American Community Survey each year the option to respond online for the first time.

  • More Support for Gun Rights, Gay Marriage than in 2008 or 2004

    Apr 25, 2012 - Opinions about a pair of contentious social issues, gun control and gay marriage, have changed substantially since previous presidential campaigns. On gun control, Americans have become more conservative; on gay marriage, they have become more liberal.

  • A Gender Reversal on Career Aspirations

    Apr 19, 2012 - In a reversal of traditional gender roles, young women now surpass young men in the importance they place on having a high-paying career or profession. The past 15 years have also seen an increase in the share of middle-aged and older women who say being successful in a high-paying career or profession is important in their lives.

  • Women, Work and Motherhood

    Apr 13, 2012 - Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comment this week about Ann Romney's lack of work experience has put the "mommy wars" back in the news. The Pew Research Center has done many surveys in recent years that provide background on public attitudes about issues related to women, work and motherhood.

  • Sample Surveys and the 1940 Census

    Apr 02, 2012 - After a 72-year wait required by law, the National Archives has released individual records from the 1940 Census, opening a gold mine for people researching their family histories. In addition to traditional methods, this census was the first to use a sample of randomly selected respondents in order to add more questions without burdening the entire population.

  • Views of Law Enforcement, Racial Progress and News Coverage of Race

    Mar 30, 2012 - The controversy over the killing of Trayvon Martin has highlighted a range of issues that include treatment of blacks by local police departments, the state of race relations in the U.S. and news coverage of African Americans. Surveys by the Pew Research Center in recent years found that African Americans have had markedly different perceptions than whites when it came to these subjects.

  • The Boomerang Generation

    Mar 15, 2012 - Most young adults who are still living with their parents or who moved back home temporarily in recent years because of economic hard times do not see a stigma in staying with their families. More than three-quarters of them say they are satisfied with their living arrangements and upbeat about their financial futures. One reason for this upbeat view may be that living with parents has become such a widespread phenomenon.

  • The Rise of Intermarriage

    Feb 16, 2012 - The share of new marriages between spouses of a different race or ethnicity increased to 15.1% in 2010, and the share of all current marriages that are either interracial or interethnic has reached an all-time high of 8.4%. While intermarried newlyweds share several characteristics, there are differences based on the race, ethnicity and gender partnerships of the couples. As intermarriage has become more common, public acceptance of it has grown.

  • Young, Underemployed and Optimistic

    Feb 09, 2012 - A plurality of Americans believes young adults are having the toughest time of any age group in today's economy, and even more of the public says young people are finding it harder to pay for college, find a job, buy a home or save for the future than it was for their parents' generation. In spite of the hardships young adults face, their long-term economic optimism remains unscarred.

  • Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor

    Jan 11, 2012 - The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that two-thirds of the public believes there are "very strong" or "strong" conflicts between the rich and the poor -- an increase of 19 percentage points since 2009.

  • Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile

    Dec 22, 2011 - The number of women serving on active duty in the military has risen dramatically since the all-volunteer force was established in 1973. A new Pew Research Center study profiles the women who serve and looks at some of the ways they differ from men in the service.

  • Barely Half of U.S. Adults Are Married – A Record Low

    Dec 14, 2011 - In 1960, 72% of all adults ages 18 and older were married; today just 51% are, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data. The median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), and the number of new marriages in the U.S. declined by 5% between 2009 and 2010.

  • The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life

    Dec 08, 2011 - While more than seven-in-ten veterans (72%) report they had an easy time readjusting to civilian life, 27% say re-entry was difficult for them—a proportion that swells to 44% among post-9/11 veterans, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,853 veterans.

  • The Military-Civilian Gap: Fewer Family Connections

    Nov 23, 2011 - There is a large generation gap between older and younger Americans when it comes to having family members who served in the military. More than three-quarters of adults over 50 said they had an immediate family member who had served in the military. Less than six-in-ten adults ages 30 to 49 have an immediate family member who served and the percentage falls to one-third for adults under 29.

  • Adding Context to the Census Bureau’s Report on the Rise in Poverty Rate

    Sep 13, 2011 - The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the nation's poverty rate grew to 15.1% in 2010, an increase for the third year in a row, and that median household income declined in 2010. Recent Pew Research Center reports describe the impact of the recession and shaky recovery on Americans.

  • Women See Value and Benefits of College; Men Lag on Both Fronts, Survey Finds

    Aug 17, 2011 - At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides.

  • Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics

    Jul 26, 2011 - The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009. The bursting of the housing market bubble in 2006 and the recession that followed from late 2007 to mid-2009 took a far greater toll on the wealth of minorities than whites.

  • Pew Analyzes Role of Fathers in Modern American Family

    Jun 15, 2011 - In the last 50 years, fathers have become much more involved in the day-to-day lives of the children they live with. During that same time period, though, the share of fathers living apart from their children has risen dramatically, to 27% in 2010.  

  • Imputation: Adding People to the Census

    May 04, 2011 - When census-takers can’t reach anyone at a particular address or obtain information about occupants in other ways, they sometimes use a last-resort statistical technique called “imputation” to fill in missing data.

  • Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology

    May 04, 2011 - The Pew Research Center’s new Political Typology finds that the public is more doctrinaire at each end of the ideological spectrum, yet more diverse in the middle than it has been in the past.

  • Americans Remain Confident in Homeownership

    Apr 12, 2011 - Despite the five-year collapse of home prices, the American public remains confident in the investment value of homeownership. A new Pew Social & Demographic Trends survey finds that fully eight-in-ten adults agree that buying a home is the best long-term investment.

  • New Findings on Family Meals, Cohabitation and Divorce

    Apr 08, 2011 - Recent research challenges some popular and academic beliefs about the impact of family meals and divorce on children and the consequences of cohabitation for couples.

  • Civil War at 150: Still Relevant, Still Divisive

    Apr 08, 2011 - A century and a half after the firing on Fort Sumter, most Americans say the war between the North and South is still relevant to national politics and public life; the history of that era continues to elicit strong reactions.

  • Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

    Feb 22, 2011 -  Census data on race, ethnicity and population make it easy to look up information for any block in America. But those numbers may not be accurate--and deliberately so.

  • A Portrait of Stepfamilies

    Jan 18, 2011 - More than four-in-ten adults have at least one step relative. They are just as likely as others to say family is important, but they typically feel a stronger sense of obligation to biological family members than to step relatives.

  • The Growing Gap between Landline and Dual Frame Election Polls

    Nov 22, 2010 - A new analysis of pre-election surveys finds that support for Republican candidates was significantly higher in landline-only samples than in samples that included cell phone interviews. The difference in the margin among likely voters this year is about twice as large as in 2008.

  • Cell Phones and Election Polls: An Update

    Oct 13, 2010 - Data from Pew Research Center polling this year suggest that the landline-only bias is as large as it was in 2008 -- and potentially larger.

  • The Reversal of the College Marriage Gap

    Oct 07, 2010 - In a reversal of long-standing marital patterns, college-educated young adults are more likely than young adults lacking a bachelor’s degree to have married by the age of 30.

  • How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America

    Jul 23, 2010 - Of the 13 recessions that the American public has endured since the Great Depression of 1929-33, none has presented a more punishing combination of length, breadth and depth than this one, according to a report from the Pew Research Center .

  • Censuses Ignite Controversy in Canada and the U.K.

    Jul 22, 2010 - Canada's chief statistician resigns over the government's decision to drop the mandatory long form;  next year's traditional census may be the last in the U.K.

  • Lost Income, Lost Friends - and Loss of Self- respect

    Jul 22, 2010 -  Long-term unemployment takes a much deeper toll than short-term unemployment on a person’s finances, emotional well-being and career prospects, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that explores the attitudes and experiences of workers who have lost jobs during the Great Recession.

  • The Great Recession at 30 Months

    Jun 30, 2010 - More than half of all adults in the labor force say that since the Great Recession began 30 months ago, they have suffered a spell of unemployment, a reduction in pay or hours or have become involuntary part-time workers, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends Project.

  • Childlessness Up Among All Women; Down Among Women with Advanced Degrees

    Jun 25, 2010 - Nearly one-in-five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one-in-ten in the 1970s. While childlessness has risen for all racial and ethnic groups, and most education levels, it has fallen over the past decade for women with advanced degrees.

  • Marrying Out: One-in-Seven New U.S. Marriages is Interracial or Interethnic

    Jun 08, 2010 -  A record 14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from each other, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  

  • The New Demography of American Motherhood

    May 06, 2010 - Compared with mothers of newborns in 1990, today's new moms are older, better educated and less likely to be white, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau. A record 41% of births were to unmarried women; but most continue to say this is bad for society.

  • Census Participation Patterns Vary Among Large Cities

    Apr 09, 2010 - A new analysis of 2010 Census participation rates so far has found wide variation from one city to the next in the degree to which race and ethnicity predict response rates.

  • U.S. Birth Rate Decline Linked to Recession

    Apr 06, 2010 - Birth rates in the United States began to decline in 2008 after rising to their highest level in two decades, and the decrease appears to be linked to the recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

  • Latinos and the 2010 Census: The Foreign Born Are More Positive

    Apr 01, 2010 - A new Pew Research Center survey of Latinos finds that foreign-born Latinos are more positive and knowledgeable about the 2010 Census than are native-born Latinos. While majorities of both groups say that the census is good for the Hispanic community, the foreign born are significantly more likely to feel this way.

  • Young People Make Up Large Proportion of Census Hold-Outs

    Mar 24, 2010 - Younger Americans are found to be more likely to say they might not participate, even when analysis controls for other demographic characteristics.

  • The Return of the Multi-Generational Family Household

    Mar 18, 2010 - The multi-generational American family household is staging a comeback — driven in part by the job losses and home foreclosures of recent years, but more so by demographic changes that have been gathering steam for decades, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data.

  • With Growing Awareness of Census, Most Ready to Fill Out Forms

    Mar 16, 2010 - As forms for the 2010 U.S. Census arrive in households across the nation this week, a new Pew Research Center survey finds nearly universal awareness of the census, with 94% of Americans saying they have heard of the census and 79% having heard something recently about it. Nearly nine-in-ten Americans (87%) now say they definitely or probably will fill out and return their forms, or have already done so.

  • The Census: College Students Count—but Where?

    Mar 16, 2010 - Should college students be counted in the 2010 Census at their parents' home or their school address? The Census Bureau has a cut-and-dried answer, but this question recurs each decade because census rules and people's preferences are not always in sync.

  • Census History: Counting Hispanics

    Mar 03, 2010 - Despite the long history of Hispanic residents in the United States, there was no systematic effort to count this group separately in the Census until the late 20th century. An analysis of changes in Census question wording over recent decades reveals the challenges in trying to count and describe this fast-growing population.

  • Democrats' Edge Among Millennials Slips

    Feb 18, 2010 - The "Millennial Generation" of young voters played a big role in the resurgence of the Democratic Party in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but their attachment to the Democratic Party weakened markedly over the course of 2009.

  • The Prisoner Dilemma

    Feb 12, 2010 - Should the Census count inmates in the areas where they are incarcerated or try to link them to their hometowns?

  • Olympics Bridge Gender Divide In Sports Interest

    Feb 01, 2010 - The upcoming Winter Olympics will be a rare sporting event in at least one respect: As many women as men say they are especially looking forward to the winter games. By contrast, more men than women are anticipating another major event on the upcoming sports calendar, next Sunday's Super Bowl.

  • Almost All Millennials Accept Interracial Dating and Marriage

    Feb 01, 2010 - Compared with older groups, particularly Americans ages 50 or older, younger Americans are significantly more likely to be accepting of interracial marriage and are more likely to have friends of a different race.

  • A Brief History of Religion and the U.S. Census

    Jan 26, 2010 - The U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial count of America’s population will be underway soon. The Pew Forum has compiled a brief history of religion and the census, which explains why the census no longer includes questions on religion, even though it once did.

  • Most View Census Positively, But Some Have Doubts

    Jan 20, 2010 - According to a national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, most Americans think the census is very important and say they will participate. But there are partisan as well as racial and ethnic differences in opinions about the values of the census and in personal willingness to participate.

  • New Economics of Marriage: The Rise of Wives

    Jan 19, 2010 - A larger share of women today, compared with their 1970 counterparts, have more education and income than their spouses. As a result, in recent decades the economic gains associated with marriage have been greater for men than for women, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

  • Blacks Upbeat About Black Progress, Prospects

    Jan 12, 2010 - Despite the bad economy, blacks' assessments of the state of black progress have improved more dramatically during the past two years than at any time in the past quarter century, according to a comprehensive new nationwide Pew Research Center survey on race.

  • Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

    Dec 11, 2009 - Never before in this country's history has a minority ethnic group made up so large a share of the youngest Americans. The first in a series of reports on Millennials focuses on this group which will help shape 21st-century America.

  • The Millennials

    Dec 11, 2009 - Who are they? How are they different from—and similar to—their parents? How is their moment in history shaping them? And how might they reshape America in the decades ahead?

  • College Enrollment Hits All-Time High

    Oct 29, 2009 - The share of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high in October 2008, driven by a recession-era surge in enrollments at community colleges, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • The Harried Life of the Working Mother

    Oct 01, 2009 - Women now make up almost half of the U.S. labor force, up from 38% in 1970. The public approves of this trend, but the change has come with a cost for many women – particularly working mothers of young children, who feel the tug of family responsibility much more acutely than do working fathers, according to a nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project.

  • Is Sotomayor the Court's First Hispanic?

    May 28, 2009 - Is Judge Sonia Sotomayor the first Hispanic ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, or does that distinction belong to Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who served on the court from 1932-38 and whose family tree apparently had some roots in Portugal? The question of who's Hispanic—and who isn't—turns out to be pretty complicated.

  • Through Boom and Bust: Minorities, Immigrants and Homeownership

    May 12, 2009 - The ups and downs in the U.S. housing market over the past decade and a half have generated both greater gains and larger losses for minority groups than for whites, according to an analysis of housing, economic and demographic data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

  • Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History

    Apr 30, 2009 - Demographic changes have increased the number of eligible non-white voters, but the racial and ethnic diversity of last year's electorate was also driven by substantially higher levels of participation by black, Hispanic and Asian voters, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center.

  • The Phantom Recovery

    Mar 26, 2009 - A new Pew Research Center report finds that for the typical American household, the Great Recession that began more than a year ago came on the heels of a less dramatic but equally unusual economic phenomenon: a Phantom Recovery.

  • Public Has Split Verdict on Increased Level of Unmarried Motherhood

    Mar 19, 2009 - A new report shows out-of-wedlock births rose to record levels in 2007. A Pew Research survey that year found wide concern about the social costs, but only a minority saw such births as morally wrong.

  • Magnet or Sticky? A State-by-State Typology

    Mar 11, 2009 - Analysis from the Pew Research Center shows that states may seem to fall into one or another category, either attracting or keeping people. And most states do score high on one scale and low on another. But 10 rank high on both scales, and another nine score low on both. Find out where your state lands.

  • Suburbs Not Most Popular, But Suburbanites Most Content

    Feb 26, 2009 - Suburbanites are significantly more satisfied with their communities than are residents of cities, small towns or rural areas, according a Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends survey that explores what Americans like - and don't like - about the places where they live. Overall, 42% of suburban residents give their community high marks, compared with just 34% of city residents, 29% of rural residents and 25% of small town residents.

  • For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else

    Jan 29, 2009 - A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends project finds that nearly half of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they're living in now. However, more than eight-in-ten rate their current communities as good to excellent. When asked about specific metropolitan areas where they would like to live, respondents rank Denver, San Diego and Seattle at the top of a list of 30 large cities.

  • Who Moves? Who Stays Put? Where’s Home?

    Dec 18, 2008 - Americans are settling down: Only 13% of the U.S. population changed residences between 2006 and 2007, the lowest share since the 1940s. A new national survey by the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends project and an analysis of Census data explore geographic mobility in the United States.

  • Latino Workers in the Ongoing Recession: 2007 to 2008

    Dec 15, 2008 - A small but significant decline has occurred during the current recession in the share of Latino immigrants active in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

  • Do Americans Really Like Diverse Communities?

    Dec 02, 2008 - About six-in-ten Americans say they like the idea of living in politically, racially, religiously or economically mixed communities, while about a quarter take the opposite view: they would rather live in communities made up mostly of people like themselves, according to a new Pew Research Center national survey.

  • Democrats Post Gains in Affiliation Across Age Cohorts

    Oct 31, 2008 - The proportion of voters identifying with the Democratic Party has grown significantly since the 2004 election, and the shift has been particularly dramatic among younger voters.

  • Latinos Account for Half of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000

    Oct 23, 2008 - A new Pew Hispanic Center report analyzes changes in Latino growth and settlement patterns over the past three decades. The report includes a series of interactive maps and data bases that provide demographic information about the Latino population in each of the nation’s 50 states and 3,141 counties.

  • Sharp Decline in Income for Non-Citizen Immigrant Households, 2006-2007

    Oct 02, 2008 - This report outlines recent trends in the incomes of non-citizen immigrant households in the United States and identifies who among them experienced the largest losses from 2006 to 2007. Of a total 116.8 million households in the United States, 15.7 million are headed by immigrants.

  • One-in-Five and Growing Fast: A Profile of Hispanic Public School Students

    Aug 26, 2008 - The Pew Hispanic Center reports that the number of Latino students in public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth in school enrollments. Projections now show there will be more school-age Hispanic children than school-age non-Hispanic white children by 2050.

  • America's Four Middle Classes

    Jul 29, 2008 - There isn't one American middle class; there are four. Each is different from the others in its attitudes, outlook and financial circumstance—sometimes in ways that defy traditional stereotypes of the middle class, according to an analysis of a recent national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends Project.

  • Latino Labor Report 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth

    Jun 04, 2008 - The Pew Hispanic Center reports that the latest economic slowdown has had a disproportionate impact on Latino workers. From an historic low in late 2006, the unemployment rate for Latinos rose sharply in 2007 and currently stands well above the rate for non-Latinos. Immigrant Hispanics, especially Mexican and recent arrivals, have been hurt the most by the slump in the construction industry.

  • Hispanic Women in the United States, 2007

    May 08, 2008 - Fact sheet describes the demographic, employment and income characteristics of Hispanic women in the United States. The findings reveal striking differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic women, and native-born and immigrant Hispanic women from different countries of origin.

  • Inside the Middle Class: Bad Times Hit the Good Life

    Apr 09, 2008 - This report on the attitudes and lives of the American middle class combines results of a new Pew Research Center national public opinion survey with the center's analysis of relevant economic and demographic trend data from the Census Bureau.

  • U.S. Population Projections: 2005–2050

    Feb 11, 2008 - If current trends continue, immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their descendants will account for 82% of the population growth in the United States during this period, according to new projections from the Pew Research Center.  The nation’s racial and ethnic mix will change markedly by mid-century, the projections show, and the nation’s elderly population will more than double in size.

  • A Changing Racial and Ethnic Mix in U.S. Public Schools

    Aug 30, 2007 - A new analysis of public school enrollment data by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that in the dozen years from 1993–94 to 2005–06, white students became less isolated from minority students while, at the same time, black and Hispanic students became slightly more isolated from white students.

  • Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream

    May 01, 2007 - The first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans found them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate.

  • Who Are the Immigrants? A Statistical View of the Foreign-Born Population at Mid-Decade

    Oct 17, 2006 - A detailed look at the United States’ foreign-born population based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey public use microdata file.

  • 2006 National Survey of Latinos: The Immigration Debate

    Jul 13, 2006 - National survey of Latinos' attitudes surrounding the policy discussions on immigration in June 2006.

  • 'Trends 2005' by the Pew Research Center

    Jan 25, 2005 - Information projects of the Pew Research Center take the pulse of the American public in this reference book, "Trends 2005."

  • In Good Company (Fall 2004 Trust Magazine article)

    Oct 01, 2004 -  A new subsidiary — the Pew Research Center — is one change following Pew's governing transformation. The components of this organization, however, are well known.

  • A Year of Contention at Home and Abroad

    Jan 29, 2004 - A 2003 year-end report from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press summarizes nearly 50,000 interviews in the U.S. and worldwide.

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