Deterred by immigration laws and the lackluster economy, the population growth of Hispanics and Asians in the United States has slowed unexpectedly, causing the government to push back estimates on when minorities will become the majority by as much as a decade.The Census data are here.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Political Future and Hispanic and Asian Americans
In 2008, the Hispanic and Asian shares of the electorate reached historic levels, and Democrats did well among these groups. Projections of greater Democratic strength have hinged on projections of rapid growth among these groups. But new census data may require a revision of these forecasts. The Washington Post reports: