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

August 11, 2020 Methodology

The American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The panel is being managed […]

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August 11, 2020 Acknowledgments

This report was written by Luis Noe-Bustamante, Research Analyst; Lauren Mora, Administrative Coordinator; and Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography Research. Editorial guidance was provided by Neil G. Ruiz, Associate Director of Global Migration and Demography Research; D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer and Editor; Jeffrey S. Passel, Senior Demographer; Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Senior Researcher; […]

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August 11, 2020 3. Views on Latinx as a pan-ethnic term for U.S. Hispanics

Latinx has emerged in recent years as a new pan-ethnic term to describe the nation’s diverse Hispanic population. However, the new survey shows most (65%) who have heard the term say it should not be used to describe the Hispanic or Latino population, while one-third say it should be used. Among those who have heard […]

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August 11, 2020 2. Who uses Latinx?

While about one-in-four Latinos are aware of the term Latinx, just 3% say they use it to describe themselves, a share that is similar across all major demographic subgroups. Latinx use is greater among younger Latinos than older Latinos. Some 7% of those ages 18 to 29 say they have used Latinx, while 2% or […]

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August 11, 2020 1. How widespread is awareness of Latinx?

Overall, about a quarter of Latino adults (23%) have heard of Latinx, though familiarity with the term varies widely across demographic subgroups. Awareness among the youngest Latinos is considerably higher than among older adults. About four-in-ten (42%) of those ages 18 to 29 have heard of the term Latinx. That share falls to 19% among […]

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August 11, 2020 About One-in-Four U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but Just 3% Use It

The term Latinx has emerged in recent years as a gender-neutral alternative to the pan-ethnic terms Latino, Latina and Hispanic. However, awareness of Latinx is relatively low among the population it is meant to describe.

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August 4, 2020 Methodology

The American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The panel is being managed […]

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August 4, 2020 Acknowledgments

This report was written by Jens Manuel Krogstad, Senior Writer and Editor, and Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography Research. Editorial guidance was provided by Neil G. Ruiz, Associate Director of Global Migration and Demography Research; and Rakesh Kochhar, Senior Researcher. The report was number-checked by Luis Noe-Bustamante, Research Analyst. Travis Mitchell, […]

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