Friday, January 22, 2010
The Pew Hispanic Center today released updated statistical profiles of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the U.S. Derived from the 2008 American Community Survey, these profiles feature downloadable data on detailed characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations at the national level. On a separate topic, one of the Center's sister projects, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, released a survey yesterday that finds that most Americans think the census is very important and say they definitely will participate. But Hispanics are among those who are less familiar with the census and are less likely to say they definitely will participate than other groups. More on this subject will be forthcoming as the census approaches. Another sister project, Pew Social & Demographic Trends, launched a new feature called All Things Census. This site will feature commentary and discussion on the upcoming census with frequent postings about census methodology, findings and resources. See it at http://census.pewsocialtrends.org/.