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Data from APA's Center for Psychology Workforce Analysis and Research suggest that Asians and people from multiethnic backgrounds are well represented among psychology's recent doctorates as compared with their numbers in the general population, though they are still underrepresented among psychologists in general. Blacks and Hispanics are less well represented among new psychology doctorates.

-S. Dingfelder

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U.S. population

Hispanic 14.4%
Asian 4.3%
Black 12.8%
Two or more races 1.5%
American Indian 1.0%
White/Non-Hispanic 66.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for 2005.

Recent psychology doctorates

Hispanic 6.2%
Asian 6.0%
Black 4.4%
Two or more races 2.7%
American Indian 0.4%
White/Non-Hispanic 80.4%

Source: Center for Psychology Workforce Analysis and Research. 2005 Doctorate Employment Survey. (APA, 2007).