- Author: TheAtlantic.com by Maura Ewing
Researchers often struggle with language barriers and low response rates among these voters.
It is not easy to accurately poll any population, but Latinos in the U.S. appear to pose specific challenges. “There is an art and a science to polling in Latino communities,” says Lourdes Torres, the director of special projects at Univision. There seem to be three major obstacles to effectively polling this fast-growing voting population (66,000 Latinos becoming eligible to vote every month).
First, there's language.
- Author: Hispanic Access Foundation
A new research brief, by Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation, analyzes nine major public opinion polls from the last three years. It finds that Latinos overwhelmingly support greater environmental protections, such as preserving parks and public lands, so much so that conservation issues could influence voting decisions in the mid-term elections.
"This report provides definitive proof to what we've seen across the country – there is a significant, growing Latino movement that is advocating for greater environmental protections...