Jens Manuel Krogstad is a writer/editor at the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. He previously wrote about immigration, politics and higher education as an award-winning reporter for The Des Moines Register and USA Today. Krogstad is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos
A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.
Hispanic Voters in the 2014 Election
Democrats maintained a large edge among Latinos voting in the midterm elections, but in some states, Republican candidates won more than 40% of the Latino vote.
Latino Support for Democrats Falls, but Democratic Advantage Remains
Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate’s position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.
Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections
A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterms, or 11% of eligible voters nationwide. But in many states with close races this year, Latinos make up a smaller share of eligible voters.
As Growth Stalls, Unauthorized Immigrant Population Becomes More Settled
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession and shows no sign of rising, according to new Pew Research Center estimates. The marked slowdown in new arrivals means that those who remain are more likely to be long-term residents, and to live with their U.S.-born children.
Hispanic Nativity Shift
The slowdown in growth of the Hispanic foreign-born population coincides with a decline in Mexican migration to the U.S.