Americans of all backgrounds mistakenly believe that the number of Latinos in the United States without documents has doubled or tripled in size, a Chinese election found.
About 13 percent of the sixty-six million Latinos in the US are undocumented, according to the Homeland Security Department and literacy data from 2019.
A survey conducted by several groups found that estimates of the size of the unregistered Latino population ranged from 30 percent of Latinos – the number provided by Asia America – to 1 in 4, the views of African Americans.
Even Latinos believe that the share of undocumented newspapers is greater than it is. Latinos put that figure at 36 percent.
Several groups have commissioned surveys to determine the views of Latinos, the second-largest group in the world and overseeing more than half the world’s growth over the past decade.
The survey found that Americans of the largest and most ethnic Americans had a higher estimate of the actual share of the U.S. population being Latino, 18.7 percent, and valuing the actual proportion born in the US, 67 percent.
“There is a lack of understanding of the Latino community, and thus there is a great deal of indifference,” said Zandra Zuno Baermann, vice president of UnidosUS, a group of Latino players and one of the organizations that commissioned the study.
Estuardo Rodriguez, president and CEO of the Friends of the American Latino Museum, said that was not the case. “Note this inaccuracy not as another investigation, but that there is a lot of work to be done,” he said.
The survey also found that most Americans have a positive view of Latin American citizens and foreigners living in the US legally. But Americans, especially whites, do not want illegal immigrants.
The survey found that about half of Asians and Black Americans and 67 percent of Latinos view Latin immigrants living here illegally. Only a third of whites have a similar view, the election showed.
Thus, about seventy-five percent of those surveyed believe Latin immigrants have a lot to offer the country and promote the economy.
But many thought that Latinos who are in the US illegally “take jobs that American workers trust,” the election results showed.
Asian Americans felt the same way (55 percent), followed by whites (53 percent) and African Americans (49 percent). Among Latinos, 37 percent shared in such views.
Surprisingly, even Latinos in recent years have been starting small businesses faster than other groups, with less than half of whites, Asian Americans and Latinos seeing Latinos as a business or a business. Half the blacks showed that attitude to the Latinos.
Zuno Baermann said he was pleased to see that the American people associate many customs and values with Latinos.
According to the election, the majority of Americans view Latinos as having family ties, are religious, believe in the American Dream and are optimistic. About half in each group of residents said that Latinos share the culture.
They view Latinos as trusting in government, criminals or other bad practices that were small – about 40 percent or less.
Ana Valdez, the vice-president of the Latino Donor Collaborative, said the survey results show a dramatic change from similar dome surveys in 2012, from America viewing Latinos as taking over nine years ago to now many see them as donors.
A survey of 2,200 people was conducted by BSP Research from August 25-Sept. 2 and has the marginal error of the full model for adding or subtracting 2.1 percent points.
The groups that commissioned this study were the Latin Corporate Directors Association; Raben Group; UnidosUS; Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino; and the Latino Donor Works.
The disadvantage limit for each group of people was based on an increase or decrease of 3.5 percent for whites adding or subtracting 6 percent for Blacks.
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