America’s growing Latino population is changing our nation’s demographics, politics, economy, culture, and future.  Pew seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle the impact Latinos are having on the United States.

This includes public opinion surveys that aim to illuminate Latino views on a range of social matters and public policy issues, including an annual National Survey of Latinos. This work also encompasses demographic studies and other social science research on a wide range of topics, including economics, personal finance, health care, immigration trends, voting patterns, technology, and employment.

Recent Work

September 14, 2018 Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2016 Key Charts Current Data Trend Data County Maps Previous Years’ Data There were a record 43.7 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, making up 13.5% of the nation’s population. This represents a more than fourfold increase since 1960, when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for just 5.4% of the […]
December 20, 2017 Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away High intermarriage rates and declining immigration are changing how some Americans with Hispanic ancestry see their identity. Most U.S. adults with Hispanic ancestry self-identify as Hispanic, but 11%, or 5 million, do not.
December 7, 2017 Rise in U.S. Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Outpaces Growth From Elsewhere The increase from these countries exceeded modest growth of the overall foreign-born population and came amid a decline in immigrants from Mexico.
September 18, 2017 Facts on U.S. Latinos, 2015 Key charts and stats about Latinos in the United States from 1980 to 2015.
June 29, 2017 Mexican Lawful Immigrants Among the Least Likely to Become U.S. Citizens While 67% of lawful immigrants eligible for naturalization had applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship by 2015, this share was only 42% among Mexicans.
May 3, 2017 2015, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait There were a record 43.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 13.4% of the nation’s population.
February 23, 2017 Latinos and the New Trump Administration Hispanics are divided about what a Donald Trump presidency means for their place in America, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults taken before his inauguration.
November 3, 2016 Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession There were 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. working or looking for work in 2014, making up 5% of the civilian labor force.