Hispanic/Latino News and Data Updates from the Pew Research Center

11.7 million Latinos voted in 2018

Hispanic Trends

May 30, 2019

Historic highs in 2018 voter turnout extended across racial and ethnic groups 

More than half of U.S. eligible voters cast a ballot in 2018, the highest turnout rate for a midterm election in recent history, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The increased turnout was particularly pronounced among Hispanics and Asians, making last year’s midterm voters the most racially and ethnically diverse ever.

National Survey of Latinos awarded the 2019 Inclusive Voices Award at the annual American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) conference

During the conference awards banquet, Director of Global Migration and Demography Research Mark Hugo Lopez and Senior Researcher Ana Gonzalez-Barrera accepted AAPOR’s inaugural “Inclusive Voices Award” for the Center’s National Survey of Latinos. The award notes, “The NSL has been vital in highlighting and understanding the wide differences in opinions among Latinos born abroad and those born in the U.S. The NSL has also provided new ways of thinking about survey methodology with regard to the study of the U.S. Hispanic population, and our understanding of Hispanic public opinion has been enlightened by these efforts.”

National Survey of Latinos microdata for 2018 and all other years is available for download

The corresponding datasets can be downloaded here.

Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes

What's happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 6 charts

U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago 


Media Mentions

Is there a connection between undocumented immigrants and crimes? 

The New York Times

Hispanic voter turnout in 2018 increased dramatically in six states, analysis finds

CBS News


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