2004 National Election Day
Exit Poll

Latino Voters by Education Level
(Updated March 8th 2005)


STATE
Education
Level
CA FL NM TX
Some high
school or less
34.8% 13.0% 4.3% 47.8%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
46.2% 7.7% 2.6% 43.6%
Some
college/
vocational
40.4% 5.8% 1.9% 51.9%
College
graduate
39.1% 8.7% .0% 52.2%
Graduate
Education
or higher
63.6% 9.1% .0% 27.3%


For whom did you vote in the Presidential race?
Education
Level
George W. Bush/Dick Cheney John Kerry/John Edwards Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo
Some high
school or less
26.1% 69.6% 4.3%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
35.9% 64.1% .0%
Some
college/
vocational
35.3% 64.7% .0%
College
graduate
43.5% 52.2% 4.3%
Graduate
Education
or higher
27.3% 72.7% .0%


For whom did you vote in your Congressional District race?
Education
Level
Democratic Candidate Republican Candidate Other
Some high
school or less
72.7% 22.7% 4.5%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
68.4% 31.6% .0%
Some
college/
vocational
67.3% 30.6% 2.0%
College
graduate
63.6% 36.4% .0%
Graduate
Education
or higher
90.0% 10.0% .0%


Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president?
Education
Level
Abortion Bilingual Education Crime/Drugs Economy/Jobs Iraq War
Some high
school or less
8.7% 4.3% 4.3% 21.7% 17.4%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
7.7% 2.6% 2.6% 17.9% 25.6%
Some
college/
vocational
11.3% 1.9% 1.9% 26.4% 18.9%
College
graduate
9.5% 4.8% .0% 19.0% 23.8%
Graduate
Education
or higher
10.0% 10.0% .0% 20.0% 20.0%
Education
Level
Health Care Immigration Policy Public Education War on Terrorism Taxes
Some high
school or less
13.0% 4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 4.3%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
10.3% 2.6% 2.6% 12.8% .0%
Some
college/
vocational
5.7% 3.8% 3.8% 9.4% 1.9%
College
graduate
4.8% .0% .0% 14.3% .0%
Graduate
Education
or higher
.0% .0% 10.0% 10.0% .0%
Education
Level
Same Sex Marriage Other Multiple Responses    
Some high
school or less
.0% 4.3% 8.7%    
High school
graduate or
equivalent
2.6% 2.6% 10.3%    
Some
college/
vocational
1.9% 1.9% 11.3%    
College
graduate
.0% 9.5% 14.3%    
Graduate
Education
or higher
.0% 10.0% 10.0%    


Do you favor keeping a large number of U.S. troops in Iraq until there is a stable government there OR bringing most of our troops home in the next year?
Education
Level
Wait for Stable Government Bring Home Next Year Unsure
Some high
school or less
30.4% 52.2% 17.4%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
28.9% 50.0% 21.1%
Some
college/
vocational
32.7% 53.8% 13.5%
College
graduate
43.5% 47.8% 8.7%
Graduate
Education
or higher
36.4% 45.5% 18.2%


Which of the following media sources most influenced for whom you voted in the 2004 Presidential campaign?
Education
Level
Spanish language newspapers English language nespapers Spanish language radio English language radio Spanish language TV
Some high
school or less
16.7% 12.5% 8.3% 4.2% 20.8%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
2.5% 15.0% 5.0% 7.5% 17.5%
Some
college/
vocational
1.9% 13.5% 1.9% 3.8% 9.6%
College
graduate
4.5% 13.6% .0% 4.5% 9.1%
Graduate
Education
or higher
.0% 9.1% .0% 9.1% 9.1%
Education
Level
English language TV Spanish language Internet English language Internet None influenced Multiple Responses
Some high
school or less
20.8% 4.2% .0% 12.5% .0%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
32.5% 2.5% .0% 15.0% 2.5%
Some
college/
vocational
46.2% 1.9% 1.9% 17.3% 1.9%
College
graduate
36.4% .0% 4.5% 22.7% 4.5%
Graduate
Education
or higher
9.1% .0% 9.1% 54.5% .0%


In what country were you born?
Education
Level
US Mexico Puerto Rico Cuba Central America (specify): South America (specify): Other (specify):
Some high
school or less
33.3% 45.8% 4.2% 8.3% 8.3% .0% .0%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
61.5% 23.1% 5.1% 5.1% 5.1% .0% .0%
Some
college/
vocational
76.9% 15.4% 1.9% 1.9% 3.8% .0% .0%
College
graduate
70.8% 12.5% 4.2% 4.2% 4.2% .0% 4.2%
Graduate
Education
or higher
63.6% 18.2% .0% .0% 9.1% 9.1% .0%


If not born in the U.S., when did you become a cititzen?
Education
Level
During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
Some high
school or less
88.2% 5.9% 5.9%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
88.9% 11.1% .0%
Some
college/
vocational
77.8% 16.7% 5.6%
College
graduate
88.9% .0% 11.1%
Graduate
Education
or higher
100.0% .0% .0%


Do you or any member of your household belong to a labor union or a teacher's organization?
Education
Level
I belong I donot, but someone in my household does No one in my household belongs
Some high
school or less
9.1% 22.7% 68.2%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
13.2% 13.2% 73.7%
Some
college/
vocational
11.5% 15.4% 73.1%
College
graduate
13.0% 21.7% 65.2%
Graduate
Education
or higher
33.3% 16.7% 50.0%


What is your ancestry?
Education
Level
Mexican-American/Mexican/Chicano Puerto Rican/Boricua Cuban/Cuban-American
Some high
school or less
59.1% .0% 9.1%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
64.9% 5.4% 5.4%
Some
college/
vocational
68.0% 4.0% 4.0%
College
graduate
39.1% 8.7% 8.7%
Graduate
Education
or higher
55.6% .0% .0%
Education
Level
Central American (specify): South American (specify) Latino or Hispanic
Some high
school or less
13.6% .0% 18.2%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
5.4% .0% 18.9%
Some
college/
vocational
8.0% .0% 16.0%
College
graduate
13.0% 4.3% 26.1%
Graduate
Education
or higher
11.1% 11.1% 22.2%


If you added together your entire household's income, would it be:
Education
Level
Under $10,000 $10,001-$20,000 $20,001-$30,000 $30,001-$40,000 $40,000-$50,000
Some high
school or less
25.0% 25.0% 25.0% 5.0% 15.0%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
13.5% 18.9% 27.0% 13.5% 10.8%
Some
college/
vocational
6.0% 12.0% 16.0% 14.0% 20.0%
College
graduate
4.3% 8.7% 13.0% 13.0% 13.0%
Graduate
Education
or higher
.0% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 16.7%
Education
Level
$50,001-$60,000 $60,001-$70,000 $70,001-$100,000 Over $100,000  
Some high
school or less
5.0% .0% .0% .0%  
High school
graduate or
equivalent
8.1% 5.4% 2.7% .0%  
Some
college/
vocational
18.0% 4.0% 8.0% 2.0%  
College
graduate
13.0% 8.7% 17.4% 8.7%  
Graduate
Education
or higher
8.3% 8.3% 16.7% 25.0%  


Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?
Education
Level
Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure
Some high
school or less
17.4% 60.9% 21.7%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
25.0% 47.5% 27.5%
Some
college/
vocational
25.0% 53.8% 21.2%
College
graduate
31.8% 50.0% 18.2%
Graduate
Education
or higher
20.0% 70.0% 10.0%


Naturalized Citizen
Education
Level
Naturalized Citizen Native Born Citizen
Some high
school or less
78.3% 21.7%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
50.0% 50.0%
Some
college/
vocational
34.6% 65.4%
College
graduate
39.1% 60.9%
Graduate
Education
or higher
36.4% 63.6%


Foreign or Native Born
Education
Level
Native Born Foreign Born
Some high
school or less
34.8% 65.2%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
66.7% 33.3%
Some
college/
vocational
79.2% 20.8%
College
graduate
73.9% 26.1%
Graduate
Education
or higher
70.0% 30.0%


Cuban vs. Non Cuban Hispanic
Education
Level
Non Cuban Hispanic/Latino Cuban Latino or Hispanic
Some high
school or less
72.7% 9.1% 18.2%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
76.3% 5.3% 18.4%
Some
college/
vocational
80.0% 4.0% 16.0%
College
graduate
63.6% 9.1% 27.3%
Graduate
Education
or higher
77.8% .0% 22.2%


Union Membership
Education
Level
I belong or someone in my houeshold belongs No one belongs
Some high
school or less
31.8% 68.2%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
26.3% 73.7%
Some
college/
vocational
26.9% 73.1%
College
graduate
34.8% 65.2%
Graduate
Education
or higher
45.5% 54.5%


Media Sources
Education
Level
Spanish media sources English media sources
Some high
school or less
55.0% 45.0%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
33.3% 66.7%
Some
college/
vocational
19.0% 81.0%
College
graduate
23.5% 76.5%
Graduate
Education
or higher
20.0% 80.0%


Bush/Kerry Voters
Education
Level
Bush Voters Kery Voters
Some high
school or less
27.3% 72.7%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
35.9% 64.1%
Some
college/
vocational
35.3% 64.7%
College
graduate
45.5% 54.5%
Graduate
Education
or higher
27.3% 72.7%


Are you:
Education
Level
Male Female
Some high
school or less
45.5% 54.5%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
50.0% 50.0%
Some
college/
vocational
54.9% 45.1%
College
graduate
56.5% 43.5%
Graduate
Education
or higher
54.5% 45.5%


Language of survey
Education
Level
English Spanish
Some high
school or less
65.2% 34.8%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
77.5% 22.5%
Some
college/
vocational
90.6% 9.4%
College
graduate
91.3% 8.7%
Graduate
Education
or higher
90.0% 10.0%


How would you characterize your political affiliation?Are you a:
Education
Level
Democrat Republican Green Other Party Independent None of the above
Some high
school or less
56.5% 21.7% .0% .0% 13.0% 8.7%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
58.5% 26.8% 2.4% .0% 9.8% 2.4%
Some
college/
vocational
50.9% 26.4% 1.9% 1.9% 13.2% 5.7%
College
graduate
47.8% 34.8% .0% .0% 8.7% 8.7%
Graduate
Education
or higher
54.5% 18.2% .0% .0% 18.2% 9.1%


In what category do you see your political views closest to:
Education
Level
Liberal Moderate Conservative Other
Some high
school or less
30.4% 39.1% 21.7% 8.7%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
24.3% 40.5% 29.7% 5.4%
Some
college/
vocational
27.5% 41.2% 21.6% 9.8%
College
graduate
26.1% 39.1% 30.4% 4.3%
Graduate
Education
or higher
27.3% 36.4% 18.2% 18.2%


Is this the first time you have voted?
Education
Level
Yes No
Some high
school or less
22.7% 77.3%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
28.2% 71.8%
Some
college/
vocational
23.1% 76.9%
College
graduate
17.4% 82.6%
Graduate
Education
or higher
10.0% 90.0%


When did you first register to vote?
Education
Level
During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
Some high
school or less
77.3% 9.1% 13.6%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
66.7% 15.4% 17.9%
Some
college/
vocational
71.7% 13.2% 15.1%
College
graduate
78.3% 13.0% 8.7%
Graduate
Education
or higher
81.8% 9.1% 9.1%


What is your religious affiliation?
Education
Level
Catholic Protestant Jewish Muslim Other No religious affiliation
Some high
school or less
66.7% 16.7% .0% .0% 8.3% 8.3%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
67.5% 10.0% 2.5% 2.5% 10.0% 7.5%
Some
college/
vocational
63.5% 9.6% 1.9% 1.9% 13.5% 9.6%
College
graduate
69.6% 8.7% .0% .0% 13.0% 8.7%
Graduate
Education
or higher
54.5% 9.1% .0% .0% 9.1% 27.3%


What age group best describes you:
Education
Level
18-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 or older
Some high
school or less
8.7% .0% 8.7% 8.7% 13.0% 8.7% 13.0% 8.7% 13.0% 17.4%
High school
graduate or
equivalent
23.1% 7.7% 7.7% 12.8% 12.8% 10.3% 10.3% 2.6% 5.1% 7.7%
Some
college/
vocational
28.8% 13.5% 13.5% 11.5% 7.7% 9.6% 7.7% 3.8% 1.9% 1.9%
College
graduate
8.3% 20.8% 20.8% 12.5% 8.3% 12.5% 8.3% 4.2% .0% 4.2%
Graduate
Education
or higher
10.0% 10.0% 20.0% 10.0% .0% .0% 10.0% 20.0% 10.0% 10.0%

 
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