Pew Hispanic Center


Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

A Growing Share of Latinos Get Their News in English

By Mark Hugo Lopez and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Pew Research Hispanic Center The language of news media consumption is changing for Hispanics: a growing share of Latino adults are consuming news in English from television, print, radio and internet outlets, and a declining share are doing so in Spanish, according to survey findings from the Pew Research Center. In

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Mexican Origin Latinos in the United States

PRESS RELEASE A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to anew analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. This estimate includes 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Mexicans Naturalize at Lower Rate Than Other Immigrants

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Compared to other groups of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexicans have the lowest rate of naturalization. Nearly 61 percent of immigrants eligible for naturalization from the region become U.S. citizens. Click...

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Latino Electorate Will Nearly Double In 20 Years

By Janell Ross, Huffington Post Latino Voices If last week’s election outcome stunned Mitt Romney’s campaign and converted some Republicans to the orthodoxy of urgent and comprehensive immigration reform, then a Pew Hispanic Center report released Wednesday may spin the political world off...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Net-Zero, A New U.S. Reality

By Victor Landa Picture this: It’s mid to late February on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. On the U.S. side, in Laredo, Texas, they’re celebrating George Washington’s birthday with a week-long shindig replete with a parade and carnival...

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Net Migration From Mexico Falls To Zero, Perhaps Less

(Editor’s note: the following is a Press Release issued by The Pew Hispanic Center) The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades...

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Should National Origin Be Added To Census Forms?

I’m all for shaking up the snow globe, kicking up some dust, creating some chaos. Sure, it makes things a little messy for the moment,  but thing’s always get messy before they get better. Take for instance...

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Where Pew and Trayvon Meet A Question Arises

I had dinner last night at a sea food place that, being Holy Thursday, was less crowded than I expected. Still, there was a low-level din – we were sitting outside, near the kids play area. To our left...

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Latino Vs Hispanic: The Problem Is The Choice

So what is it? Latino, Hispanic, Mexican, Chicano, what? I avoid this topic like I avoid heavy traffic – sometimes it’s impossible. Sometimes, like when the Pew Hispanic Center does a study on it and releases the results, you have to deal with it....

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Latinos And Their Views Of Identity

(Editor’s note: This is a verbatim, just released, press release by the Pew Hispanic Center. I thought it was pertinent to make it available to the NewsTaco community. I’ll be ruminating on it and will give you my thoughts soon. I...

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Mexican Immigration Is Slowing While Asian Immigration Grows

Data recently released by the Pew Hispanic Center allows us to draw two conclusions about Latinos in the U.S.. First, the myth that Mexicans are “flooding America” is proven to be that — there is no Mexican “enjambre,” despite...

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Latino Childhood Poverty Sets Record

The headline across the top of a Pew Hispanic Center press release is ominous: The Toll of the Great Recession. The body of the story doesn’t get any better. More Latino children are living in poverty—6.1 million in...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Almost 15 Million Latinos “Sat Out” 2010 Midterm Election

A recent article in the Washington Post says that 14.7 million Latinos sat out the 2010 midterm elections. I’m not sure that that’s entirely accurate. The numbers come from the Pew Hispanic Center, but it’s not the numbers I have an...