October 22, 2016
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Latinos Living In Two Worlds

 NEW YORK - The findings of the Univision-AP Poll relating to Hispanics Living in Two Worlds show that foreign-born Hispanics have more idealized views of life in America than U.S.-born Hispanics. According to the poll: 


•         Seventy-seven percent of foreign-born Hispanic parents believe it will be easier for their children to find a good job vs. 31 percent of U.S.-born Hispanic parents.   


•         A greater number of foreign-born Hispanics believe it will be easier for their children to buy a house and raise a family compared to U.S.-born Hispanics.    


The poll also found that many Hispanics are living in two worlds as it relates to retaining their ethnic identity and adapting to life in the U.S. While pursuing the American dream, Hispanics hold tight to their culture regardless of where they were born or the age they came to the U.S. Only 5 percent of Hispanics are unable to understand Spanish and only 6.2 percent cannot understand English. According to the survey: 


•         Foreign-born Hispanics are more likely to believe itÂ’s important to blend into American society than U.S.-born Hispanics.   


•         U.S.-born Hispanics believe it is most important to maintain their distinct culture.    

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