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Why doesn't the US Census consider Hispanic a race?

The "Hispanic/non-Hispanic" is orthogonal to the White-Black-Asian-Native Amerian racial categorisation that the US census uses. A Hispanic person is a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican,...
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How can a welfare state with high taxes survive in the face of an aging population?

Lots of countries are facing the challenge of an aging population. Basically the whole northern hemisphere does (with some exceptions, the most notable one being India). The only regions of the world ...
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What explains Trump's gains with Latino voters in the 2020 US presidential election?

First thing to note is that while there was a swing towards Trump in 2020, Biden still won a majority of the Latino (and Latina) vote. One reason for the swing was rebalancing. Support for Trump ...
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How can a welfare state with high taxes survive in the face of an aging population?

Change the tax system from labor to production Along with an aging population, productivity is rising in many sectors, and the productivity increase is often outstripping the wage (and hence income ...
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How can a welfare state with high taxes survive in the face of an aging population?

Thinking about this problem in terms of taxation and welfare is something of a red herring; the problems occur regardless of the fiscal structure. Retirement is not about redistributing money but ...
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Why doesn't the US Census consider Hispanic a race?

This answer focuses on the why aspect of the question, rather than the what aspect focused on in other answers. Why Ask About Race And Ethnicity? The U.S. Census, first and foremost is a ...
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Is there any correlation between the violent crime rate and race in the USA?

Yes, and it is a very well-known fact that in the United States, people of color statistically commit more violent crimes per capita than white people. For example, in 2019, over 50% of all homicide ...
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What explains Trump's gains with Latino voters in the 2020 US presidential election?

Spanish language media. Radio host Thom Hartmann has been going on for quite a while about how the change in Hispanic vote is due to the rise of conservative Spanish radio. From a talk-radio article ...
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Why aren't (tax exempt) churches allowed to be political, and why not tax all churches?

Why aren't tax exempt church organizations allowed to be political? Every organization is given tax exempt status based on what it does. That's because we want to give tax exemption for some ...
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What explains Trump's gains with Latino voters in the 2020 US presidential election?

Not to contradict the other answers but to add: Along with the return to the mean James K. mentions in his answer, there are, maybe surprisingly, legitimate reasons a person, of any ethnicity, could ...
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What is the practical benefit to a country in having multiculturalism?

I suspect answers to this question is going to be strongly affected by one's perception of the pros and cons of multiculturalism vs nationalism. Still, considering that many governments put in place ...
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What is the practical benefit to a country in having multiculturalism?

It gives access to a wider pool of immigrants to select from. If your nation is open to people of various cultures, more people will consider living in your nation, allowing you to select the best ...
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How can a welfare state with high taxes survive in the face of an aging population?

Welfare is a rather broad term, as it includes income redistribution between high and low earners, helpt to handicapped, families with many children, etc. Retirement benefits in many western countries ...
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Why aren't (tax exempt) churches allowed to be political, and why not tax all churches?

Why do churches have a tax incentive to not specifically support partisan causes or endorse political candidates? Almost all religious organizations are chartered as 501(c)(3) organizations. All 501(...
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"Some other race vote" in the United States?

Have any polls been conducted that tried to measure "some other race" in the United States, in the context of a presidential election or congressional preference (generic ballot) preferably ...
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Has there been any country that successfully reversed a demographic decline in recent history?

As per the latest World Bank data there have been 4 such countries: Kazakhstan. Lowest TFR: 1.8 (1998-2000). TFR in 2020: 3.13. Georgia. Lowest TFR: 1.59 (2002). TFR in 2020: 2.05. Iran. Lowest TFR: ...
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Why doesn't the US Census consider Hispanic a race?

The strict answer to this is because it is required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); see the Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. This ...
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Why aren't (tax exempt) churches allowed to be political, and why not tax all churches?

Why not tax churches? That is a political decision of the US government, to support religion. A standard way for the government to promote something that it thinks is "Good" is to give it ...
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How Europeans identify Roma among the Ukrainian refugees

For the most part I expect that they are primarily identified by darker skin color and perhaps to some extent facial features. These factors are more or less prominent in different individuals. For ...
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How would I find Ancestry/Ethnicity data by state on Census.gov?

The page you are looking for (if you want all the data for all states and ancestries is https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?t=-A0%20-%20All%20available%20ancestries&g=0100000US%240400000&tid=...
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What does the wealth distribution among India's lower caste and upper caste look like?

Yes, there is a lot of inequality within each caste community. Here is a summary of data from a research paper by Nitin Kumar Bharti for World Inequality Lab. This is only paper I could find on this ...
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What measures has Russia taken to combat the declining population problem in the past 15 years?

Russia suffered a short-lived population growth collapse when the Soviet Union collapsed causing widespread economic dislocation. It briefly recovered from that trend as the society, political system, ...
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Why doesn't the US Census consider Hispanic a race?

This is not unique to the U.S. Census, but rather applies to all federal agencies. According to the Census Bureau: The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to use a ...
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Has there been any examination of the recent upswing in latino support for Republicans in regards to age?

That Democrats have treated Hispanics as a monolithic voting block is perhaps a mistake. There are large segments of people living in the US southwest who are of Hispanic heritage but whose ancestors ...
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What is the practical benefit to a country in having multiculturalism?

The specific value of cultural pluralism/multiculturalism for a nation is somewhat difficult to pin down. Obviously, the maintenance of one's own culture appeals to constituent cultural demographics ...
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What measures has Russia taken to combat the declining population problem in the past 15 years?

This is a very multi-faceted question so I will respond with a multiple facts weakly linked to each other. Russia has tried to bolster reproductive ratio within the country with limited success - ...
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Do American Hispanics' self described racial identification tend to line up with their political views?

In the United States as well as parts of Latin America from what I've read, identifying as non-white is often on average associated with more liberal views Your intuition is correct. Racial ...
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Why is the scale of ethnic conflicts so different in India vs African countries. Does it have to do with democratic institutions?

Honestly, I feel like the question is comparing apples to oranges. To begin with, "India" in it's current form, as are all African nations, relatively recent entities; states created carved ...
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What is the ethnic composition of Russian military forces?

I don't have answer to the direct question, and doubt that it exists, so I will provide some context: We don't have any reliable information about the number, or composition, of Russian war losses, ...
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How would I find Ancestry/Ethnicity data by state on Census.gov?

You can either view the data table (as ccprog explains), or view the state "Profile". To do that, visit https://data.census.gov/cedsci/, click the "Map" link, which will take you ...
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