10 Amazing Stats on The Next America

Dec. 31, 2012, 3:28 a.m.

Since our May de­but, The Next Amer­ica has tracked, ana­lyzed and re­por­ted on shift­ing demo­graph­ics, ex­plor­ing how race and eth­ni­city af­fect polit­ics and policy. The jour­ney so far, anchored by Ron­ald Brown­stein’s in-depth ex­plor­a­tion of the in­tric­ate re­la­tion­ship between Amer­ica’s gray, sub­stan­tially white pop­u­la­tion and its young­er, more di­verse gen­er­a­tion, con­tin­ues with the year’s most astound­ing facts, culled from Census fig­ures, Pew re­ports, Brook­ings ana­lyses and more.