LatinaLista — “The world is changing” is an understatement both in its certainty and frequency. There’s no greater example of this statement than what we see happening with people.
More and more people refuse to adhere to tradition, be confined to their stereotypical roles or geographic corners of the world. Whether it’s a wife who’s the primary breadwinner or a same-sex couple, or people being driven out of their countries by war, threat of violence, poverty, or climate change or electing to leave to explore what lies beyond their own borders, we, ourselves, are changing what countries, politics and populations look like.
The Pew Research Center documented ten demographic trends that are shaping the United States and the world. It’s clear that for those people who prefer that this “new world order” not arrive — it’s a wish made too late.
- Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and the U.S. is projected to be even more diverse in the coming decades.
- Asia has replaced Latin America (including Mexico) as the biggest source of new immigrants to the U.S.
- America’s demographic changes are shifting the electorate – and American politics.
- Millennials, young adults born after 1980, are the new generation to watch.
- Women’s role in the labor force and leadership positions has grown dramatically.
- The American family is changing.
- The share of Americans who live in middle class households is shrinking.
- Christians are declining as a share of the U.S. population, and the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion has grown.
- The world’s religious makeup will look a lot different by 2050.
- The world is aging.