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Most common age of whites in U.S. is 58. For minorities, it’s 27

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). There were more 27-year-olds in the United States than people of any other age in 2018. But for white...

Mapping the Latino electorate 2018

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). More than 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in the 2018 midterm elections. See how the share...

20% or more of kindergartners are Hispanic in growing number of states

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Today’s kindergartners offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s demographics. The number of states where at least one-in-five public school kindergartners...

Party affiliation lower in countries more skeptical of democracy

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A system of competing political parties that gives citizens a voice is widely considered one of the core principles...

Many Latinos Blame Trump Administration for Worsening Situation of Hispanics

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Half of Latinos say their situation in the U.S. has worsened over the past year, up from 32% in...

Share of U.S. immigrant births to Hispanic women falls to 50%

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The demographic profile of women who give birth in the United States is changing. This is due in part...

Americans have mixed views of Mexico, ‘warmer’ feelings toward Canada

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). As the Trump administration proposes changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Americans have sharply different feelings...

Hispanic voters more engaged in 2018 than in previous midterms

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). More Hispanic registered voters say they have given “quite a lot” of thought to the upcoming midterm elections compared...

Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hispanics by State and County, 2014

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues,...

Most Border Wall Opponents, Supporters Say Shutdown Concessions Are Unacceptable

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). January 16, 2019 Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem With...

Facts about U.S. Latinos and their diverse origins

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The U.S. Hispanic population is diverse. These nearly 60 million individuals trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin...

How Latinos voted in the 2018 midterms

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Latinos make up an increasing share of the U.S. electorate. A record 29 million Latinos were eligible to vote...

Rising number of U.S. counties are majority Hispanic or black

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Non-Hispanic white Americans account for 60% of the U.S. population, but in a growing number of counties, a majority...

Mexico’s apprehensions and deportations of migrants increase in 2019

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico has apprehended and deported more migrants within its borders so far this fiscal year than at the same...

Pessimism about political system, economy in Argentina as election nears

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Argentines are headed to the polls for their general election on Oct. 27. They will cast their votes against...

Voter turnout rose in 2018 across racial, ethnic groups

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). More than half of U.S. eligible voters cast a ballot in 2018, the highest turnout rate for a midterm...

Mapping the 2020 Latino electorate

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). More than 32 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in the 2020 midterm elections. See how the share...

Uruguay’s incoming government must consider press freedom in draft ‘urgency law’

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). ...

What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 5 charts

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Border Patrol agents apprehended more migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2019 than in any year since fiscal...

Many Catholics in Latin America support allowing priests to marry

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Catholic bishops from Latin America this year have revived a debate about who should serve in the church by...

Where Latinos have the most eligible voters in the 2020 election

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). This year, Latinos are expected for the first time to be the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority in...

Haiti cholera outbreak ‘stopped in its tracks’

This was achieved following concerted efforts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Haitian Government and others, to address the root causes of...

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes

“The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the developments in Bolivia”, his Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York. “He reiterates his appeal to all Bolivians to refrain from...

Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief

The South American country has plunged into political chaos following the resignation last week of President Evo Morales, with at least 17 people killed...