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US Millennials Beat Baby Boomers as Largest Living Generation

Posted April 29th, 2016 at 12:47 pm (UTC-4)
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The long reign of the baby boomers is over. The millennial generation is now the United States’ largest living generation, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. There are now 75.4 million millennials—people born during the period from 1981 and 1997—who were between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015. They edged past […]

Want to Reach US Hispanics? Try Texting Them

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States is the nation’s Latino population. Fifty-eight percent — nearly 6-in-10 — of U.S. Hispanics are millennials (approximately ages 18-33) or younger, according to the Pew Research Center. By comparison, half of the black population, and 46 percent of the Asian population, are in that […]

Why Asian Americans Are the Most Educated Group in America

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Asian-Americans are the highest-earning and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They’re also the best educated, as new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate. More than half of Asians in the United States, 54 percent, have at least a bachelor’s degree. That’s up from 38 percent in 1995. It’s an impressive number, […]

Illegal US Immigrants Pay Billions in Taxes, But Is It Enough?

Posted March 25th, 2016 at 10:54 am (UTC-4)
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Spurred by Republican Donald Trump’s controversial comments, immigration is a hot-button issue this presidential election season. The GOP front-runner repeatedly brings the issue up, saying that undocumented immigrants cost the United States “hundreds of billions in healthcare costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc.” A 2010 report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a […]

Vast Majority of US Non-Christians Celebrate Christmas

Posted December 23rd, 2015 at 8:06 am (UTC-4)
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Christmas is, by definition, a Christian holiday, but it turns out that a vast majority of non-Christians in the United States — 81 percent — also celebrate the Dec. 25 holiday, which commemorates the birth of Jesus. Muslim American Zina Alathari, a Virginia dentist and mother of three girls, is one of them. “We celebrate […]

Americans View Each Other As Patriotic, Honest, Selfish and Lazy

Posted December 18th, 2015 at 10:49 am (UTC-4)
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How do Americans view themselves? As patriotic, honest, selfish and lazy, according to a recent Pew Research survey. Most (79 percent) say the term “patriotic” fits the average American very well or fairly well. The majority also think the typical American is “honest” (69 percent) and “intelligent” (67 percent). But Americans can also be self-critical. […]

More Mexicans Leaving US Than Are Arriving

Posted December 14th, 2015 at 9:25 am (UTC-4)
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More Mexicans are leaving the United States than are arriving, according to an analysis from the Pew Research Center. Government data from both countries also shows that the flow of Mexican immigrants between the United States and Mexico is at its lowest since the 1990s. Survey data from the Mexican government finds that most of […]

Asians On Pace to Become America’s Largest Immigrant Group

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 11:39 am (UTC-4)
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A new map shows where America’s newest citizens are coming from and illustrates how Asians are on pace to become the largest immigrant group in the United States. Of the nearly 800,000 people who became American citizens between September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2013, more than one-third came from Asia. 779,929 NATURALIZED US CITIZENS […]

Most Americans Think Science, Religion Conflict

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 8:25 am (UTC-4)
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A majority of Americans, 59 percent, believe science often conflicts with religion, while 38 percent say the two areas are mostly compatible The most religious Americans are less likely to believe that religion and science conflict with each other, a new Pew Research poll finds. People with no particular religious affiliation, or who are not religiously […]