Poll: Most Hispanics Prefer Not To Be Called "Hispanic"

| by Michael Allen

According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, 51% of Hispanics would rather be identified from their family’s country of origin, instead of being called “Hispanic” or “Latino.”

The Pew Research Center survey said: “51% say that most often they use their family’s country of origin to describe their identity. That includes such terms as ‘Mexican’ or ‘Cuban’ or ‘Dominican,’ for example. 24% say they use the terms ‘Hispanic’ or ‘Latino’ to most often to describe their identity. And 21% say they use the term ‘American’ most often.”

Nearly 90% believe you need to learn the language to succeed in America, but 95% believe it is important to speak Spanish in the U.S. 58% believe gay marriage should be accepted and 51% percent say abortion should be illegal.

The Pew Research Center surveyed 1,220 Latino adults across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.