- Author: The Wall Street Journal
The University of California has admitted more Hispanics than whites for the first time, reflecting demographic shifts in the country's largest state. The state university system also admitted more students from other states and abroad, who pay higher tuition, a national trend at state universities.
Latinos account for 28.8% of the 61,120 Californians admitted for this fall's freshman class at the UC system's nine undergraduate campuses, up from 27.6% last year and topping the 26.8% share of whites, preliminary data show.
Both trail the 36.2% share for Asians, the largest freshman group for the past few years. Blacks represented 4.2% of those admitted, the same as in 2013.
Hispanics represent California's largest...
- Author: PRWeb, Reports NPD
The U.S. population is changing with Boomers aging, Generation Z and Millennials entering new life stages, and Hispanics making up a growing share of the younger generations, and these shifts will have a major impact on the country's eating behaviors over the next five years, finds a new study by The NPD Group. The influence of Boomers and older on eating patterns will fade as their populations and households shrink, and the impact of Generation Z (ages 0-23) and Millennials (ages 24-37), which made up over half of the U.S. population in 2013, will significantly increase, according to NPD's
- Author: Pew Research Center
Most Hispanics in the United States continue to belong to the Roman Catholic Church. But the Catholic share of the Hispanic population is declining, while rising numbers of Hispanics are Protestant or unaffiliated with any religion. Nearly one-in-four Hispanic adults (24%) are now former Catholics, according to a nationwide survey of more than 5,000 Hispanics by the Pew Research Center. Together, these trends suggest that some religious polarization is taking place in the Hispanic community, with the shrinking majority of Hispanic Catholics holding the middle ground between two...
- Author: San Antonio Business Journal
Forecasts of stronger storms and sea level rise, as well hotter and drier weather in the Southwest, and other impacts around the nation from climate change have serious implications for many communities, including those with substantial Hispanic populations, according to the Third National Climate Assessment.
The changing climate could pose health and economic hardships on areas in the southeast and southwest, particularly in Hispanic communities.
Nearly half of all U.S. Hispanics live in the country's most smog-polluted cities, the report states, breathing dirty air that can cause asthma attacks, reduce lung function, and aggravate respiratory illnesses. Climate change and...
- Author: New York Times
Hispanics are often described as driving up the nonwhite share of the population. But a new study of census forms, as reported on The Upshot, finds that more Hispanics are identifying as white.
An estimated net 1.2 million Americans of the 35 million Americans identified in 2000 as of “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin,” as the census form puts it, changed their race from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, according to research presented at an annual meeting of the Population Association of America and