Immigration is central to the growth and identity of the Hispanic population. Almost all of the project's research, regardless of topic, includes separate tabulations of data for U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanics. Research on immigration focuses on the unauthorized population, overall trends in immigration and public attitudes towards immigrants and immigration policy.

Also see our statistical portraits, state and county databases, demographic profiles and Census 2010 tables for data on the characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States.

ReportsDecember 20, 2017

Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away

11% of American adults with Hispanic ancestry do not identify as Hispanic

ReportsDecember 7, 2017

Rise in U.S. Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Outpaces Growth From Elsewhere

Lawful and unauthorized immigrants increase since recession

Pew Research CenterSeptember 18, 2017

Facts on U.S. Latinos, 2015

Statistical portrait of Hispanics in the United States

InteractivesSeptember 18, 2017

Facts on Latinos in America: Key Charts, 2015

Statistical portrait of Hispanics in the United States

ReportsJune 29, 2017

Mexican Lawful Immigrants Among the Least Likely to Become U.S. Citizens

Among Mexicans, desire is high, but about half cite language, cost barriers

InteractivesMay 3, 2017

2015, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States

ReportFebruary 23, 2017

Latinos and the New Trump Administration

Growing share say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Pew Research CenterJanuary 15, 2017

2017 Hispanic Post-Election Survey

Field dates: 12/07/16 – 01/15/17
Respondents: Nationally representative sample of 1,001 Latinos ages 18 and older.
Margin of Error: +/- 3.6 percentage points at the 95% confidence interval.

This survey focused on politics and immigration.