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How Americans View the Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Its Causes and Consequences

February 15, 2024 - 13:57

Just 18% of U.S. adults say the government is doing a good job dealing with the large number of migrants at the border. Eight-in-ten say it is doing a bad job, including 45% who say it's doing a very bad job.

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Migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border hit a record high at the end of 2023

February 15, 2024 - 13:50

The U.S. Border Patrol had nearly 250,000 encounters with migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico in December 2023.

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Language and Traditions Are Considered Central to National Identity

January 18, 2024 - 14:04

Across more than 20 countries surveyed, a median of 91% say being able to speak their country’s most common language is important for being considered a true national. And 81% say sharing their country’s customs and traditions is important for true belonging.

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Key facts about the nation’s 47.9 million Black Americans

January 18, 2024 - 09:48

The number of Black people living in the United States reached a new high of 47.9 million in 2022, up about a third (32%) since 2000.

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About 1 in 10 restaurants in the U.S. serve Mexican food

January 11, 2024 - 09:54

Although especially common in California and Texas, Mexican restaurants are found in a large majority of counties in the U.S.

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Key facts about the wealth of immigrant households during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 4, 2023 - 09:58

The median wealth of immigrant households increased by 42% from December 2019 to December 2021.

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Discrimination Experiences Shape Most Asian Americans’ Lives

November 30, 2023 - 09:59

Most Asian adults in the U.S. have been treated as a foreigner or experienced incidents where people assume they are a "model minority."

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What we know about unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S.

November 16, 2023 - 09:53

The unauthorized immigrant population in the United States reached 10.5 million in 2021. That was a modest increase over 2019 but nearly identical to 2017.

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