Foreign-born Hispanics more positive about the Census

Today is Census Day, and the Pew Hispanic Center released a study showing foreign-born Hispanics are more knowledgeable and positive about the Census.

Today is Census Day, a time when Americans are expected to send in their Census forms noting the people living in their homes as of April 1. The Pew Hispanic Center released a study today showing foreign-born Hispanics are more knowledgeable and positive about the Census than their native-born counterparts. The study found that 70% of Hispanics say the Census is good for the Hispanic community, but when the statistics are broken down, 80% of foreign-born Hispanics say that, versus 57% of native-born Hispanics.

The Center released more information comparing the two groups:

Foreign-born Hispanics are also more likely than native-born Hispanics to correctly say the census cannot be used to determine whether or not someone is in the country legally-69% versus 57%. And they are more inclined than the native born to trust the Census Bureau to keep their personal information confidential. Eight-in-ten of both groups know that the bureau is required to do so; however, among those who know this, just 66% of the native born say they believe the bureau will abide by this requirement, compared with 80% of the foreign born.

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