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U.S. Born Hispanics Are More Likely to Visit Libraries Than Immigrant Hispanics: Pew

Hispanic Americans, that were born in the U.S. are much more likely to use the public library than Hispanic immigrants, who make up half of the adult U.S. Hispanic population, according to new research from the Pew Research Center. On...Show More Summary

A myth debunked: minorities may now be consuming more local news than whites, not less

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Pew Research Center surveyed more than 3,600 news consumers in three cities last summer with a cluster of surprising results reported today. Top of that list: Minorities — African-Americans in Macon and Hispanics in metropolitanShow More Summary

"Ask a Mexican" Columnist Thinks Mexicans Have Natural Libertarian Tendencies

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

This week's syndicated "Ask a Mexican" column by Gustavo Arellano exhibits a bit of a "Libertarian Moment" moment, as he notes: A 2014 Pew Hispanic Center survey showed that 11 percent of Latinos surveyed identified as libertarian—almost...Show More Summary

The Income Gap Between Races Is Wider Than It’s Been for Decades

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

    A recent Pew Research Center study declares, “Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession.” Shutterstock Wealth inequality between whites and their black and hispanic counterparts has reached...Show More Summary

Wealth Gap Between Races Widened During Recession, Study Says

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

According to the Pew Research Center, white, black and Hispanic households all lost wealth during the recession, but non-whites saw the disappearance of a much greater percentage of their net worth.

Mexican Catholics Lose Religion in the USA

New evidence from the Pew Research Center reveals that Mexican Catholics who emigrate to the United States are considerably less religious than their counterparts who remain in Mexico. A hefty majority of US Hispanics are of MexicanShow More Summary

Chart of the Day: Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Matt Yglesias linked today to a map from the Pew Hispanic Center showing which states had the highest populations of unauthorized immigrants. It was interesting but unsurprising: the biggest states (California, Texas, Florida, New York) also have the most unauthorized immigrants. Show More Summary

Democrats are losing ground with Latinos

Slowly but surely, the GOP seems to be winning over Hispanic voters. Latino support for the Republican party is nearing a 15-year high, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. 27 percent of Hispanics now identify with or lean toward the right-wing party, the most since 2006, and seven percentage points higher than did in 2011. The […]

POLL: Obama's Latino Support Fading

President Obama’s base of support among Hispanics and young people is eroding dramatically in the run-up to the 2014 elections. According to the Pew Research Center, Hispanic voters are upset with the Obama administration over what they perceive to be elevated deportations and failures to enact more lenient immigration reform. Show More Summary

Charts: That Falling Blue Line Represents The Plummeting Hispanic Dropout Rate

"In 2000, 12 percent of Americans ages 18 to 24 hadn’t graduated high school, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Current Population Survey data," notes FiveThirtyEight (U.S. High School Dropout Rates Fall, Especially Among Latinos). Show More Summary

Book review: 'Latino America' by Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

According to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, the number of states in which Hispanic children make up 20 percent or more of the kindergarten class has increased from 8 percent in 2000, to 17 percent in 2012. The Hispanic population...Show More Summary

Hispanics Were the Only Major Group to See Poverty Drop Last Year

Hispanics were the only major racial or ethnic group to see poverty decline in 2013, experts at the Pew Research Center note.

Hispanic Americans Lean As Libertarian As Whites

7 months agoNews : Reason

Libertarianism has a reputation in America for being the province of old white dudes (perhaps old and young white dudes if critics are feeling magnanimous). But parsing a recent survey from Pew Research Center, Townhall.com columnist...Show More Summary

New Report Shows Shifting Religious Landscape for Hispanics, Many of Whom Are “Unaffiliated”

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, 18% of Hispanics are unaffiliated with any religion (including 3% who are atheist or agnostic) -- and 24% of Hispanic adults are former Catholics:

4 Things You May Not Know About Housing and Race

"When we talk about race... there's a divide when it comes to home ownership and the creation of wealth," said Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic research at the Pew Research Center. With US economic inequality at an all-time high,...Show More Summary

The Insider: Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that African Americans and Hispanics between the ages of 18-49 are more likely than other groups to gather health information from their phones. As both groups experience disparitiesShow More Summary

Citizen Obama

According to the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project, Latino voters gave President Barack Obama 71 percent of their 2012 election votes. The margin was so thorough that it seemed like a no-brainer that the U.S. Congress would rapidly move an immigration reform package through both houses of Congress. Show More Summary

Study: Latinos and Asian Americans Believe Deportation Relief More Important Than Citizenship

Latinos and Asian-Americans believe that it is more important for undocumented immigrants to receive deportation relief than for them to receive citizenship, according to a new poll released by the Pew Hispanic Center on Thursday. The post Study: Latinos and Asian Americans Believe Deportation Relief More Important Than Citizenship appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Latino high school students find a voice in 'The Graduates/Los Graduados'

Earlier this year, the Pew Hispanic Center reported that the number of Hispanic youth dropping out of high school hit a record low. Despite the decrease, issues like teen pregnancy, over-crowded schools and pressure to contribute toShow More Summary

Study: Illegal Immigration May Be on the Rise Again

The several-year decline in the number of unauthorized immigrants estimated to be living in the United States has flattened out and may be reversing, according to a new report from the PEW Research Center’s Hispanic Trends project. As...Show More Summary

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