A Gallup poll released Monday showing how this country is feeling about the 2016 presidential elections noted that Latinos born in the United States expressed more concern towards the stakes than Latinos born outside of the United States.
According to Gallup’s findings:
Sixty-nine percent of native-born Hispanics strongly agree that this year’s election stakes are higher than usual, compared with 31% of Hispanic immigrants. Forty-five percent of Hispanics born in the U.S. strongly agree they are afraid of what will happen if their candidate for president does not win, compared with 30% of Hispanic immigrants.
The Gallup poll of 3,270 adults included a sample of 906 Latinos. Of those 906 Latinos interviewed, 271 of the interviews were in Spanish. Gallup listed the margin of error for the Latino sample at +/- 6 percent, with a confidence level of 95%.
Gallup also said that 87% of U.S.-born Latinos were registered to vote but when it came to foreign-born Latino immigrants, “28% say they are registered, and another 27% plan to register before the election.”
The poll added that only 38% of Latinos (U.S.-born and foreign-born combined) believe “stakes in this presidential election are higher than in previous years” and that 50% of Latinos think “the stakes in this presidential election are higher than in previous years.”
It also concluded that “Hispanics are less likely than either whites or blacks to ‘strongly agree’ that they are afraid of what will happen if their candidate loses.”