U.S. Hispanics Say, Call Us -Americans

They love their country and want to speak English, a survey shows

SO MANY PEOPLE, SO LITTLE DATA. ALTHOUGH MORE than 22 million Hispanics live in the U.S., experts say there's precious little information on their political attitudes. Until now. The Latino National Political Survey, funded by the Ford, Rockefeller, Spencer and Tinker foundations, is the first comprehensive study of the values of Americans of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban descent and is being praised by major Hispanic groups.

The survey, based on interviews with more than 2,800 Hispanics nationwide, found that most so-called Hispanics and Latinos don't think of themselves in those terms. More than two-thirds prefer national-origin labels such as Mexican...

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