What do baby names say about a shift in American politics?
Sandwiched between jokes on the Dec. 5, 2013, episode of the Daily Show, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos offered a factual claim that even had Daily Show host Jon Stewart asking, "Really?"
Ramos was documenting the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States. Hispanics are the country’s largest ethnic minority group at 53 million people, and by 2060, the Hispanic population is expected to reach nearly 130 million. That would equal about a third of all Americans.
Already, there are signs of a shift, Ramos said.
"The most popular name is no longer John or Steven," Ramos told Stewart. "It's Jose, Camilo and Maria."
Like Stewart, we wondered if Ramos’ claim was correct.
Read the analysis here.