Hispanics Polls

The following are findings of the 2005 National Latino Survey of 1,000 Hispanic adults (margin of error +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval) from mid-December 2005.

  • A majority of Hispanic voters (52.4% to 38.2%) support ". . . legislation stating that any person living in this country illegally cannot become a United States citizen unless they reapply for citizenship legally from their country of origin."
  • A plurality of Hispanic voters (49.6% to 41%) support ". . . increasing the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents on the border between the U.S. and Mexico."
  • A plurality of Hispanic voters (49.9% to 41.2%) support new laws to make sure that employers can only hire workers who are in the U.S. legally."
  • A large majority of Hispanic voters (81.9% to 14%) support immigration reform " . . . to create a temporary worker program for illegal immigrants that would legalize their status . . . "
  • 42% of Hispanics consider U.S. immigration “too open.” (Wall Street Journal, March 2000)
  • 75% of California Latinos think that illegal immigration from Mexico to California has been a “big problem” or “somewhat of a problem.” (Public Policy Institute of California, Jan. 1999)
  • Two-thirds of likely Latino voters in California support the governor's veto of a bill that would have allowed illegal aliens to get driver's licenses. (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2002)
  • 89% of Hispanics strongly support an immediate moratorium on immigration. (Hispanic USA Research Group, June 1993)
  • 75% of Mexican-Americans, 79% of Puerto Ricans, and 65% of Cuban-Americans agree that there are too many immigrants in this country. (Latino National Political Survey, Dec. 1992)
  • 61% of Hispanics favor increasing money spent on patrolling the border. (The Tarrance Group, August 1983)