The National Survey of Latinos is a nationally representative survey of Hispanic adults conducted annually since 2002 by the Pew Research Center. The NSL explores the attitudes and opinions of the nation’s fast growing Latino population on topics ranging from identity to politics to immigration policy to education to religion and health care, among others.

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InteractivesDecember 11, 2009

Latino Youths Optimistic But Beset by Problems

A national survey finds that Latinos from ages 16 to 25 are satisfied with their lives and optimistic about their futures. They value education, hard work and career success. But they are more likely than other youths to drop out of school, live in poverty and become teen parents.

ReportsDecember 11, 2009

Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

A Pew Hispanic Center report based on a new nationwide survey of Latino youths and on analyses of government data examines the values, attitudes, experiences and self-identity of this generation as it comes of age in America.

ReportsApril 7, 2009

Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System

Low Confidence, High Exposure

ReportsJanuary 15, 2009

Hispanics and the New Administration

Immigration Slips as a Top Priority

ReportsJanuary 8, 2009

Hispanics and the Economic Downturn: Housing Woes and Remittance Cuts

Almost one-in-ten (9%) Latino homeowners say they missed a mortgage payment or were unable to make a full payment and 3% say they received a foreclosure notice in the past year.

ReportsSeptember 18, 2008

Hispanics See Their Situation in U.S. Deteriorating; Oppose Key Immigration Enforcement Measures

Half (50%) of all Latinos say that the situation of Latinos in this country is worse now than it was a year ago.

ReportsJuly 24, 2008

2008 National Survey of Latinos: Hispanic Voter Attitudes

Hispanic registered voters support Democrat Barack Obama for president over Republican John McCain by 66% to 23%, according to a nationwide survey of 2,015 Latinos.

ReportsDecember 13, 2007

2007 National Survey of Latinos: As Illegal Immigration Issue Heats Up, Hispanics Feel a Chill

Hispanics in the United States are feeling a range of negative effects from the increased public attention and stepped-up enforcement measures that have accompanied the growing national debate over illegal immigration.

ReportsDecember 6, 2007

Hispanics and the 2008 Election: A Swing Vote?

This report analyzes Census data and voting trends on a state-by-state basis to explore the potential of Latinos to be a “swing vote” in the 2008 presidential election.

ReportsNovember 29, 2007

English Usage Among Hispanics in the United States

Nearly all Hispanic adults born in the United States of immigrant parents report they are fluent in English. By contrast, only a small minority of their parents describe themselves as skilled English speakers.