Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5 Facts Behind ABC News-Univision Fusion


With 20 million subscribers at launch through partnerships with six of the major cable distributors, the network will have one of the biggest launching in years.

1. The Latino population’s growth is now driven by the children and grandchildren of immigrants. This has been true since 2000 and has started to change the composition of the Latino population as the share foreign born has begun to decline. For example, among Latinos younger than 18, 93% were born in the U.S.
 2. When it comes to news consumption, a growing share of Latinos prefers English.
3. Among young Latinos who rely on television for news, Spanish is on the decline. A new analysis of a 2012 Pew Research Center survey of Latino adults finds that fully 90% of Latinos ages 18 to 29 who get their news from television do so in English. When it comes to other forms of entertainment, such as television and music, use of English is higher among younger Latinos.
 4. Having said that, television as a news media platform is declining among young Latinos. Already, a growing share of young Latinos, just like other young people, is getting news from the internet, and fewer are doing so from television, according to the new Pew Research analysis of 2012 data. Nonetheless, television remains a key source of information for young Latinos
5. A growing share of Hispanic households speaks only English at home. Overall, the number of Hispanics (31 million) that speaks English has been growing, as is the share that speaks only English at home. U.S. Census Bureau projections show that by 2020, one-third of Hispanics ages 5 and older will speak only English at home, up from 25% today.
 Read more at Pew Research Center

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