As the nation’s economy contracted at a record rate in recent months, the group’s unemployment rate rose sharply, particularly among Hispanic women, and remains higher among Hispanic workers than U.S. workers overall.
Overall, four-in-ten Latinos say they have experienced discrimination in the past year, such as being criticized for speaking Spanish or being told to go back to their home country. At the same time, just as many Latinos say someone in the past year...
PewResearch HispanicThe terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” are pan-ethnic terms meant to describe – and summarize – the population of people living in the U.S. of that ethnic background. But these labels are not universally embraced by the community that has been labeled. pewrsr.ch/2ZITYtlpic.twitter.com/SlS6iZYioh
Some 6.2 million U.S. adults – or 2.4% of the country’s adult population – report being two or more races.
PewResearch HispanicKamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, is among a relatively small but growing group of Americans with a multiracial background. Here are some key findings about multiracial identity in the U.S., based on our 2015 study. pewrsr.ch/2DIVjbKpic.twitter.com/Uhgen2pliw
Key charts and statistics about immigrants in the United States from 1980 to 2018.
PewResearch HispanicThere were a record 44.8 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2018, making up 13.7% of the nation's population. This represents a more than fourfold increase since 1960, when 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S. (5.4% of the total U.S. population).
The term Latinx has emerged in recent years as a gender-neutral alternative to the pan-ethnic terms Latino, Latina and Hispanic. However, awareness of Latinx is relatively low among the population it is meant to describe.