Pew Research CenterMar 3, 2010

Census History: Counting Hispanics

Despite the long history of Hispanic residents in the United States, there was no systematic effort to count this group separately in the Census until the late 20th century.

Pew Research CenterJan 25, 2010

Racial Labeling in Survey Questions

Over the past seven decades, America’s pollsters have used “colored,” “Negro,” “African American,” “Afro-American” and “black” in questions in national surveys.

Pew Research CenterJan 21, 2010

Updated Data on U.S. Immigrants and Hispanics

The Pew Hispanic Center today updated its statistical profiles of the nation’s 38 million foreign-born residents, and nearly 47 million Hispanics.

Pew Research CenterJan 21, 2010

Race and the Census: The "Negro" Controversy

The topic of racial identification on census forms has a long, fascinating history, which has generated fresh debate as the 2010 Census begins.

Pew Research CenterJan 12, 2010

Blacks Upbeat about Black Progress, Prospects

Assessments about the state of black progress in America have improved more dramatically among blacks during the past two years than at any time in the past quarter century.

Pew Research CenterSep 24, 2009

Black-White Conflict Isn’t Society’s Largest

It may surprise anyone who has been following the charges of racism that have flared up during the debate over President Obama’s health care proposals, but the American public doesn’t see race as the source of the strongest social conflict in the country today.

Pew Research CenterFeb 11, 2008

U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050

If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050, from 296 million in 2005, and 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants.

Pew Research CenterJan 31, 2008

Do Blacks and Hispanics Get Along?

While blacks and Hispanics hold broadly favorable views of each other, Hispanics are less likely to say the two groups get along well. At the same time, African Americans are far more likely than Latinos to say blacks are frequently the victims of racial discrimination.

Pew Research CenterJan 17, 2008

Race, Ethnicity and Campaign ’08

Race, ethnicity and politics can sometimes make for a volatile mix, as the presidential field of 2008 has begun to discover. But in the world beyond politics, race relations in this country are on a pretty even keel.

Pew Research CenterNov 13, 2007

Blacks See Growing Values Gap Between Poor and Middle Class

African Americans see a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor blacks, and nearly four-in-ten say that because of the diversity within their community, blacks can no longer be thought of as a single race.