Analyzing Low Latino Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the 2016 Presidential Election

Data from the latest CLACLS report on Latino Voter registration suggests that lack of voter registration, not Election Day turnout, is the biggest hindrance to Latinos having a more significant impact on election outcomes. You can read the full report here.

NYC’s Hispanic Population Is Growing

Photo: Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal

Article originally published in The Wall Street Journal, by Melanie Grayce West and Mariana Alfaro.

This group makes up 29% of the city’s population, with most of Dominican heritage, 2016 census data shows. Read the full article here.

Tiempo on WABC-TV: Interview with Director Laird W. Bergad

Watch CLACLS Director Laird W. Bergad’s interview for WABC last Sunday speaking about the latest report on the Puerto Rican population in New York City. Watch the interview here.

CLACLS 15th Year Anniversary Celebration

Last December, CLACLS celebrated its 15th year anniversary at the Graduate Center. The joyful event had the presence of current and former CLACLS Staff along with Professors associated with CLACLS from all CUNY campuses. It also had CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken, GC President Chase Robinson, GC Provost Joy Connolly. During the celebration, Director Laird W. Bergad recognized the partnership and thorough help of CUNY Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson and Luis A. Miranda, Jr. See some of the highlights in the gallery below.

Las encuestas y las elecciones: Entrevista en CNNE al director de CLACLS


Laird W. Bergad, director de CLACLS, fue entrevistado en CNN en Español a propósito de las encuestas y las recientes elecciones en EEUU. ¿Cómo se comportó el voto hispano comparado con el voto blanco y afroamericano? Vea el video aquí.

POTUS 2016: Latinos in the battleground


CLACLS Director Laird W. Bergad was interviewed on Brian Lehrer’s show on the Latino vote and the upcoming election. Click here to see the video.


CLACLS / CNN en Español Reports





Informe en español: La demografía de los latinos y las tasas de inscripción y participación electoral en el sudeste

Click to see the Critical Findings and Policy Brief in English and Spanish and the Press Release






Click to see the press release on the CLACLS / CNN en Español partnership

Informe en español sobre la alianza CLACLS / CNN en Español partnership




Click on the links below to see our latest reports:

Latino Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the November 2016 Presidential Election

The Latino Population of New York City 1990-2015

How are 9/11-Era Veterans Faring in the Modern Economy? A Quantitative Study by Sex, Race, and Ethnicity 2005-2015

Trends in Receipt of Public Assistance and Poverty Status, 1970-2014

The Relationship between Food Insecurity and Weight in the United States, 2011-2014

Prevalence of Chronic Health Conditions among Latinos in the United States between 1999 and 2011

Childhood Poverty Rates in the United States, 1990-2014

A Profile of the Linguistic Status among Latinos in the United States between 1980 and 2014

A Profile of Latino Citizenship in the United States: Demographic, Educational, and Economic Trends between 1990 and 2013

Click here to see all Latino Data Projects Reports