Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely than white parents to say it's essential that their children earn a college degree, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.
Today, 86% of Hispanic parents and 79% of black parents with children under 18 say it is either extremely or very important that their children earn a college degree. By comparison, about two-thirds (67%) of white parents say the same.
This gap may be linked to differing views on a college degree's importance in moving up the economic ladder. Roughly half (49%) of Hispanics and 43% of blacks say that a college education is a
- Author: CNN Money by Tanzina Vega
When it comes to saving for retirement, Hispanics have a lot of catching up to do.
According to data from the Economic Policy Institute, only 26% of Hispanic families had savings in a retirement plan like a 401(k) or IRA, in 2013. Meanwhile, 65% of white families and 41% of black families and 58% of Asian families and those of other races had savings in such accounts.
Part of the reason for this gap is that many Hispanics, particularly those that work in low wage jobs, don't have access to retirement plans, said Monique Morrissey, an economist at the EPI who analyzed data from the Federal Reserve for...
- Author: Mark Hugo Lopez
What does the Hispanic public think when it comes to the question of whether it is necessary to speak Spanish in order to be considered Hispanic?
On the one hand, Spanish is an important part of Latino culture and identity, with 95% of Latinos saying it is important for future generations to speak Spanish.
At the same time, most Latino adults say it is not necessary to speak Spanish to be considered Latino. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey of Latinos, 71% of Latino adults hold that view while 28% say the opposite.
The Hispanic population in the United States has grown rapidly over the past few decades and continues to do so. In 2014, nearly 17 percent of the population was Latino, almost double what it was in 1990. By 2050, Latinos are projected to be one in four of all individuals in the United States, making up 26 percent of the general population. As the Latino population continues to grow, it has become increasingly diverse across a range of individual characteristics, including nativity status, country of origin, and, among immigrants, citizenship status.
The communities in which Hispanics live are also increasingly diverse, both in location and character. The characteristics of the communities in which Latino children and families...
- Author: TheAtlantic.com by Maura Ewing
Researchers often struggle with language barriers and low response rates among these voters.
It is not easy to accurately poll any population, but Latinos in the U.S. appear to pose specific challenges. “There is an art and a science to polling in Latino communities,” says Lourdes Torres, the director of special projects at Univision. There seem to be three major obstacles to effectively polling this fast-growing voting population (66,000 Latinos becoming eligible to vote every month).
First, there's language.