demographics

Now a political force, research shows GenZ voters crave information on candidates, issues

BY: - February 19, 2023

A generation shaped by mass shootings is looking for answers from policymakers.

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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Who says you have to get more conservative as you get older? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 5, 2023

Older voters will still play a key role in 2024, but experts suggest they're more likely to vote for Democrats.

Report: Philly’s city government workforce starting to look like the people it serves

BY: - December 21, 2022

The report by the City Controller's office hailed 'significant' progress at diversifying the ranks of city employees.

Dr. Suleman Lalani, a Pakistan-born Muslim, won election to the Texas state House in November from Fort Bend County, one of a growing number of counties with no racial majority. Diego Ramirez Courtesy of Suleman Lalani.

More U.S. counties lack a clear racial majority (And people are getting along pretty well)

BY: - December 6, 2022

In 152 counties, no racial group makes up more than half the population.

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How many people vote matters, but so does their age. Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Why young voters are more likely to skip midterm elections than presidential races | Analysis

BY: - October 27, 2022

People ages 18 to 29 represent 16 percent of the total U.S. population. But they will be a smaller proportion of voters in November.

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Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on 6/15/22 (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/The Conversation)

Young immigrants are turning to social media to engage on politics and elections | Opinion

BY: - October 12, 2022

And they're doing it even if they're ineligible to vote.

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Census data hides the racial diversity of U.S. Hispanics to the country’s detriment | Opinion

BY: - October 10, 2022

While many of us Latine embrace our European heritage, we also embrace our Indigenous and African heritage.

How Coraopolis is becoming a community hub for Pittsburgh’s growing Latino population

BY: - August 11, 2022

The low cost-of-living, coupled with access to construction jobs, have proven a draw for the community's Latino residents.

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Report: A third of states lost population in 2021 | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 26, 2022

Pa. didn't lose, but was one of the five slowest-growing states, costing it a congressional seat, new data show.

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What the 87% spike in America’s native population says about whiteness and demographics | Analysis

BY: - December 27, 2021

As more and more people reject whiteness in favor of indigeneity, they do so at the expense of tribal sovereignty.

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The Philly ‘burbs grew over the last decade. That’s a problem for the GOP | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - September 5, 2021

New Census data must be a source consternation for Republican strategists who will have to overcome the state's changing landscape.

Asian Americans, Hispanics are the fastest growing part of the U.S. population | The Numbers Racket

BY: - May 24, 2021

Between 2000 and 2019, the Asian population in the United States grew 81 percent, making it the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group during the same timeframe, increasing from 10.5 million people in 2000 to a record-setting 18.9 million in 2019.