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Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment

A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 75% of US Residents Believe Immigration System Needs Fixing

Three-quarters of U.S. residents believe that the immigration system needs major changes, including a path toward legalizing the status of the undocumented population, according to a national survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. Of the more than 1,500 people surveyed by Pew early this month, 35 percent said the immigration system should be "completely rebuilt." continue reading »

Pew Study: Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar, and sometimes higher, rates than do other groups of Americans, according to a new analysis of three Pew Research Center surveys. continue reading »

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: 11.1 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Lived in U.S. in 2011

There were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in March 2011, unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007, according to estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: An Awakened Giant: The Hispanic Electorate Is Likely to Double by 2030

The record number of Latinos who cast ballots for president this year are the leading edge of an ascendant ethnic voting bloc that is likely to double in size within a generation, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Election Day exit polls and a new nationwide survey of Hispanics. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Latinos Express Growing Confidence In Personal Finances, Nation’s Direction

Hispanics have grown more satisfied with the nation's direction and more confident in their finances since 2011, according to a new survey from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Reverend Believes that Latino Faith Voters Could Determine Outcome of Election

Recent studies published by Pew and others confirm the potential embedded in the Hispanic faith electorate. The finding from Pew published this past week indicates that Hispanic Evangelicals stand committed to an agenda that transcends traditional ideological parameters. continue reading »

Catholic Latinos Siding with Obama, Evangelicals Divided

The Latino vote varies according to religion: while Catholics and people without religious affiliation overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama, Hispanic evangelicals are divided, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. Immigration Enforcement

Immigration and immigration enforcement have been covered daily in the news as well as a hot topic for both parties' 2012 platforms. Many misconceptions and "statistics" have been thrown around. Here are the facts. continue reading »

PEW: Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged Whites & Blacks

A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Hispanics now are the largest minority group on the nation's four-year college campuses, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Hispanics now are the largest minority group on the nation's four-year college campuses, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties

Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. No other Hispanic subgroup rivals the size of the Mexican-origin population. Puerto Ricans, the nation's second largest Hispanic origin group, make up just 9% of the total Hispanic population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center- A Conversation About Identity

The Pew Hispanic Center recently published "When Labels Don't Fit: Hispanics and their Views of Identity." The report was based on a nationwide survey that found most Hispanics don't embrace the term "Hispanic." And even fewer prefer the term "Latino." continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero——and Perhaps Less

The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants----more than half of whom came illegally----the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped----and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries. continue reading »

Most Hispanics in the U.S. Don’t Like the “Hispanic” or “Latino” Label for Themselves

Most U.S. residents with roots in Spanish-speaking countries do not consider the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" to be the ones that best define their identity, according to a report published Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. continue reading »

Pew Study: Obama Approval Drops Amongst Latino Voters, Yet He Leads Over all Republican Contenders

A Pew Hispanic survey reveals that, heading into the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama and the Democratic Party continue to enjoy strong support from Latino registered voters. continue reading »

STUDY:  Americans Split Over In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Americans are evenly split over whether illegal immigrants who graduate from high school in their state should be eligible for in-state college tuition: 48% say they should continue reading »

STUDY:  35% of Undocumented in U.S. Living Here More than 15 Years and Are Parents

Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the United States have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children continue reading »