Pew Research Hispanic Center. June 3, 2013.
A record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, but Latinos’ voter turnout rate continues to lag other groups significantly, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2013/05/the-latino-electorate_2013-06.pdf [PDF format, 17 pages].
Pew Research Hispanic Center. May 9, 2013.
A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts,according to the datat. This milestone is the result of a long-term increase in Hispanic college-going that accelerated with the onset of the recession in 200). The rate among white high school graduates, by contrast, has declined slightly since 2008. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2013/05/PHC_college_enrollment_2013-05.pdf [PDF format, 13 pages].
U.S. Census Bureau. May 8, 2013.
About two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. This marks the first time that blacks have voted at a higher rate than whites since the Census Bureau started publishing statistics on voting by the eligible citizen population in 1996. The report provides analysis of the likelihood of voting by demographic factors, such as race, Hispanic origin, sex, age and geography (specifically, census divisions). It draws upon data from the November 2012 Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement and looks at presidential elections back to 1996. Using the race definitions from 1968 and the total voting-age population, whites voted at higher rates than blacks in every presidential election between 1968, when the Census Bureau began publishing voting data by race, and 1992.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-568.pdf [PDF format, 13 pages].