National News PEW Research Center

JULY 01, 2016
About half of Hispanics in the U.S. say they have experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. Experiences varied greatly by age, with younger Hispanics more likely than older Hispanics to say they have suffered discrimination or unfair treatment.  READ MORE >>

Read our full report on views of race and race relations in the U.S., based on a survey of 3,769 adults (including 654 Hispanics): On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart.

Large racial and gender wage gaps in the U.S. remain, even as they have narrowed in some cases over the years. In 2015, average hourly wages for black and Hispanic men were $15 and $14, respectively, compared with $21 for white men. Among women across all races and ethnicities, hourly earnings lag behind those of white men and men in their own racial or ethnic group.

The U.S. is projected to have no racial or ethnic group as its majority within the next several decades, but that day apparently is already here for the nation’s youngest children. Census Bureau estimates for July 1, 2015, say that just over half – 50.2% – of U.S. babies younger than 1 year old were racial or ethnic minorities. READ MORE >>
In 2015, 19% of all international migrants lived in the U.S., and 23% were in the EU, Norway and Switzerland. However, the origins of migrants in the U.S. are less diverse than of those in the EU. About a quarter (26%) of all immigrants in the U.S. come from just one country – Mexico. By contrast, Turkey was the top origin country for EU migrants in 2015, with an 8% share.

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