in

Republicans are disproportionately worried about America’s changing demographic composition

Subway passengers enter the Roosevelt Avenue station, on Dec.18 in New York's Jackson Heights neighborhood. It is considered one of the most diverse communities in the United States, with more than 160 languages being spoken. (Timothy Fadek for The Washington Post)

Philip Bump

That trend is mostly, but not entirely, a function of the country’s growing Hispanic population. Hispanic Americans tend to have more children than non-Hispanic white Americans, and as white America ages and older Americans die, the composition of the population will change. It’s already the case that more American babies are nonwhite than white.

(Philip Bump/The Washington Post)

That’s not the only trend that will be noticeable by 2050, though. As we noted back in 2015, people over age 65 will also make up more of the population.

(Philip Bump/The Washington Post)

In a new study asking Americans for their thoughts about where the country will be in 30 years, Pew Research Center asked specifically about those two changes: What will it mean to have a…



Read more at NBC News

What do you think?

175 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Porter Ranch

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

Video Released Amid Search for Driver in Glassell Park Hit-and-Run That Injured Father Walking With Child

Video Released Amid Search for Driver in Glassell Park Hit-and-Run That Injured Father Walking With Child

UC Irvine won its game against Kansas State March 22, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles TImes)

UC Irvine Defeats Kansas State, Kicking Off Promising Start in NCAA Tournament