A Survey of Hispanics and Asian Americans
While lopsided majorities of Hispanics and Asian Americans support creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, two new surveys also show that these groups believe it is more important for unauthorized immigrants to get relief from the threat of deportation. Hispanics and Asian Americans also say it is important that Congress pass new immigration legislation. If that does not happen, pluralities of both groups say Republicans in Congress would be mostly to blame, though at the same time sizeable minorities of each group say Democrats in Congress and President Obama would be responsible.
Remittances to Spanish-speaking Latin American countries overall have recovered from a decline during the recent recession, with the notable exception of Mexico, according to World Bank data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Migrants’ remittances to Mexico, an estimated $22 billion in 2013, are below their 2006 peak. For all other Spanish-speaking Latin American nations, the 2013 estimate of $31.8 billion slightly surpasses the 2008 peak. For the 17 countries as a group, the 2013 estimated total ($53.8 billion) is below 2007’s $61.6 billion (in 2013 U.S. dollars). In 2012, U.S. remittances to these Latin American countries accounted for three-quarters of the total.
Trends in migration flows, the characteristics of the foreign-born population and attitudes towards immigration policy issues.
Reports and public opinion surveys examining the changing electoral participation and views of Latinos.
- Election Fact Sheets: Data on the size and social and economic characteristics of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic eligible voter populations. 2012 | 2010 | 2008
- Interactive: Mapping the Latino Electorate
- Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate
- Six Take-Aways from the Census Bureau’s Voting Report
- Politics and Race: Looking Ahead to 2060
- Latino Voters in the 2012 Election
- The Latino Vote in the 2010 Elections
- The Latino Electorate in 2010:
More Voters, More Non-Voters
The Hispanic Trends Project recently published “When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and their Views of Identity,” a report based on a nationwide survey that found most Hispanics don’t embrace the term “Hispanic.” And even fewer prefer the term “Latino.”
We then invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to share their views about identity.
11.07.12 Latino Voters in the 2012 Election