Saturday, April 20, 2024

It's not just about immigration…

Polls reveal that immigration is important but its not the only issue that Hispanics are concerned about

In a 2007 Pew Hispanic Center survey, immigration was deemed to be “very important” or “extremely important” by 79 percent of respondents, ranking it fifth among the issues tested. Education, health care, the economy and jobs, and crime rated higher, and the Iraq War finished behind immigration with 70 percent of respondents calling it very important or extremely important.

“When we think about Hispanic voters as opposed to the Hispanic community, Hispanic voters are all U.S. citizens and many of them are native born. So it’s not surprising that immigration is not one of the top issues for Hispanics,” said Susan Minushkin, deputy director of the Pew Hispanic Center. “The issues that you would expect to see important for a group of voters that tends to be younger than the population as a whole and is more likely to have children under the age of 18 living in their household.”

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