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Tag Results for "Hispanic Research"

STUDY:  Latinos and Digital Technology 2010

Pew Hispanic Center just released its findings analyzing digital technology use patterns among Latinos in 2010 finding that Latinos are less likely than whites continue reading »

Hispanics Regardless of Economy Remain Loyal to Brand Name Products

The market brand research company Mintel latest research is showing that regardless of income levels and/or economic downturn Hispanics remain loyal to name brand personal products and do not opt for less-expensive items to save money. continue reading »

Fewer Whites and More Diversity Found in Nations Preschools and Kindergartens

A recent Brookings Institute analysis released yesterday shows that the youngest people in the country are more diverse than ever before with non-Hispanic whites in the minority in eight states. continue reading »

40 Percent of Latinos in Toronto High Schools Drop Out

According to a recent study, the high school drop out rate for Latinos in Toronto is now 40 percent, and despite attempts to change this, the school district has, so far, been unable to find a solution. continue reading »

43.6 Million Americans on Food Stamps

A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture puts the number of Americans on food stamps at approximately 43.6 million. In state’s like Mississippi and Washington D.C. more than a fifth of all residents are on food stamps; these states have the highest rate of food stamp use than anywhere else in the country. continue reading »

U.S. to Become Country with the Most Spanish-Speakers by 2050

Academics from the Association of Spanish Language Academies are predicting that thanks to immigration, continuously low opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries, and the increasing economic clout of Spanish speakers – the U.S. will become the country with the most Spanish speakers by 2050. continue reading »

Hispanics are Most Likely Than Anyone Else to Own Smartphones with No Preferred Brand

A smartphone market survey released by Nielsen today shows and Hispanic an Asian U.S. mobile consumers are most likely to own a smartphone versus any other type of mobile device. continue reading »

MA Hispanic Students Missing on Average Three Weeks of School and No One Doing Anything About It

A recent report presented by Mauricio Gaston Institute, which is a part of UMass-Boston, is showing that Latino students in Massachusetts are missing on average three week of continue reading »

Disparity in Medical Research Participation Amongst Hispanics Persists

Amid concerns over recent research highlighting that clinical trial participation among Hispanics and Latinos is disproportionately low compared to their percentage of the U.S. continue reading »

New Report Finds H1N1 Vaccination Rates Lower for Hispanics, While Hospitalization Rates Higher

H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, continue reading »

Nursing Home Closings Concentrated in Hispanic and Black Neighborhoods

While demographic shifts project an increased need for long-term care for an aging population, hundreds of nursing homes close each year, geographically concentrated in minority communities. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Paradox: Hispanic Border Residents Living Longer than Most other Texans or Americans

A recent study by the University of Washington Institute for Health has uncovered a Hispanic health paradox: the longest lives in Texas continue reading »

Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study

Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found. Having babies close together may triple the risk of autism in the second child, new research suggests. continue reading »

Why Aren’t Many Latino Parents Involved in Their Child’s School?

The first point to make here is that there is a difference between not being involved in your child’s school and not being involved in your child’s education. continue reading »

Key U.S. Researcher to Use More Hispanics on Its Survey Panels to Better Represent Population Shifts

Reflecting strong client demand and important population shifts, Knowledge Networks is significantly expanding the number of young adults and Hispanics on KnowledgePanel – the only online panel based on a representative sample of the full U.S. population. continue reading »

More Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Fields Wanted

A recent report has pointed out that while the need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) college students has risen, the number of Latino students in the fields are far lower than the national average, and that number will only worsen unless more pre-college age Latinos take an early interest in STEM education/careers. continue reading »

Primary Source of Entertainment for Hispanics is Staying at Home with Family and Friends

The Hispanic community didn’t need Mintel, the global research firm, to tell them that their preferred form of leisure activity is spending time at home. continue reading »

STUDY:  17% of American’s Haven’t Started Christmas Shopping – WHAT????

As of yesterday and with 48 hours to go before Christmas, one-in-three adults still has holiday gift shopping left to do. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 63% of Americans say they have finished their holiday shopping. But 33% are not finished shopping yet. continue reading »

Feliz Navidad to President Obama from Hispanics in Hawaii

Don Francisco de Paula Marin, a Spanish sailor, was the first Hispanic on record to arrive in 1794 on the beautiful island of Hawaii but not the last. Vaqueros or Mexican cowboys soon followed from California in the mid-1800’s to teach the locals roping and herding skills in order to manage the growing longhorn cattle population. Then Hawaiian’s decided to import a large Puerto Rican work force to work on the plantations. continue reading »

Minorities More Likely to be Occasional Smokers

Though the anti-smoking efforts have been successful in lowering the smoking rate in California, a new study shows that the number of occasional or non-daily smokers has nearly doubled. continue reading »