Pew Research Center: Hispanic Trends

July 29, 2016

5 facts about Latinos and education

Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declinedand college enrollment has increased, even as Hispanics trail other groups in earning a bachelor’s degree.

Hispanic voters and the 2016 election

Top campaign issues include the economy and immigration, but Latinos are following election news less closely than other voters.
Plus: The economy is a top issue for Latinos, and they’re more upbeat about it

Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online

The long-standing divide in internet use between U.S. Hispanics and whites isnow at its narrowest point since 2009, as immigrant and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online.

Biggest share of whites in U.S. are Boomers, but for minority groups it’s Millennials or younger

There were more 24-year-olds in the U.S. than people of any other age in 2015. But for white Americans, 55 was the most common age. Hispanics are a notably youthful group, with a median age of 29. In addition, the most common age for Hispanics was 8.

Evangelicals Rally to Trump, Religious ‘Nones’ Back Clinton

Evangelicals strongly favor Donald Trump, while religious “nones,” Hispanic Catholics and black Protestants firmly back Hillary Clinton. Support for Clinton among black Protestants and Hispanic Catholics mirror the preference for the Democratic candidate among blacks and Hispanics overall.

More minority federal judges have been appointed under Democratic than Republican presidents

Since 1945, Democrats have appointed three times as many blacks judges to the federal bench than their Republican counterparts. They have also namedmore Hispanic and Asian judges. Seven-in-ten minority judges who have served on the federal bench were appointed in the last 25 years.

Is treatment of minorities a key election issue? Views differ by race, party

Hillary Clinton backers are nearly twice as likely as those who support Donald Trump to say the treatment of minorities is very important to their 2016 decision (79% vs. 42%). Fully 82% of blacks and 72% of Hispanics say this issue is very important, compared with 56% of whites.


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