2004 National Election Day
Exit Poll

Latino Voters by Language of Survey
(Updated March 8th 2005)


STATE
Language of survey AZ CA CO FL NM TX
English .8% 40.8% .8% 6.9% 1.5% 49.2%
Spanish .0% 53.8% .0% 15.4% 3.8% 26.9%


For whom did you vote in the Presidential race?
Language of survey George W. Bush/Dick Cheney John Kerry/John Edwards Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo
English 35.2% 64.1% .8%
Spanish 29.6% 66.7% 3.7%


For whom did you vote in your Congressional District race?
Language of survey Democratic Candidate Republican Candidate Other
English 68.0% 30.3% 1.6%
Spanish 80.0% 20.0% .0%


Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president?
Language of survey Abortion Bilingual Education Crime/Drugs Economy/Jobs Iraq War
English 9.4% 3.1% 1.6% 22.7% 19.5%
Spanish 7.7% 7.7% 3.8% 19.2% 23.1%
  Gun Control The Environment Health Care Immigration Policy Public Education
English .8% .8% 8.6% 3.1% 3.9%
Spanish .0% .0% 7.7% .0% 3.8%
  War on Terrorism Taxes Same Sex Marriage Other Multiple Responses
English 10.2% 1.6% 2.3% 3.9% 8.6%
Spanish 3.8% .0% .0% 3.8% 19.2%


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?
Language of survey Wait for Stable Government Bring Home Next Year Unsure
English 33.6% 51.2% 15.2%
Spanish 28.0% 52.0% 20.0%


How would you characterize your political affiliation?Are you a:
Language of survey Democrat Republican Green Other Party Independent None of the above
English 51.6% 27.0% .8% .8% 13.5% 6.3%
Spanish 73.1% 19.2% .0% .0% 3.8% 3.8%


In what category do you see your political views closest to:
Language of survey Liaberal Moderate Conservative Other
English 26.8% 40.7% 23.6% 8.9%
Spanish 23.1% 38.5% 30.8% 7.7%


Which of the following media sources most influenced for whom you voted in the 2004 Presidential campaign?
Language of survey Spanish language newspapers English language nespapers Spanish language radio English language radio
English 3.2% 15.1% 3.2% 5.6%
Spanish 16.0% 4.0% 8.0% 4.0%
  English language TV Spanish language Internet English language Internet None influenced
English 41.3% 1.6% 2.4% 19.0%
Spanish 4.0% .0% .0% 20.0%


Is this the first time you have voted?
Language of survey Yes No
English 23.2% 76.8%
Spanish 19.2% 80.8%


When did you first register to vote?
Language of survey During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
English 73.6% 12.8% 13.6%
Spanish 76.9% 7.7% 15.4%


In what country were you born?
Language of survey US Mexico Puerto Rico Cuba Central America (specify): South America (specify): Other (specify):
English 74.0% 13.4% 3.1% 3.1% 3.9% 1.6% .8%
Spanish 15.4% 61.5% 3.8% 7.7% 11.5% .0% .0%


If not born in the U.S., when did you become a cititzen?
Language of survey During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
English 81.6% 12.2% 6.1%
Spanish 90.9% 4.5% 4.5%


Do you or any member of your household belong to a labor union or a teacher's organization?
Language of survey I belong I donot, but someone in my household does No one in my household belongs
English 14.4% 16.8% 68.8%
Spanish 8.3% 16.7% 75.0%


What is your religious affiliation?
Language of survey Catholic Protestant Jewish Muslim Other No religious affiliation
English 64.8% 9.6% 1.6% 2.4% 11.2% 10.4%
Spanish 70.4% 14.8% 3.7% .0% 7.4% 3.7%


What is your ancestry?
Language of survey Mexican-
American/
Mexican
/Chicano

Puerto
Rican/
Boricua

Cuban/
Cuban-
American
Central
American
(specify):
South
American
(specify)
Caribbean
(specify):
Latino or
Hispanic
English 60.2% 4.9% 5.7% 7.3% 1.6% .8% 19.5%
Spanish 60.0% 4.0% 8.0% 12.0% .0% .0% 16.0%


What age group best describes you:
Language of survey 18-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 or older
English 22.0% 12.6% 14.2% 11.8% 9.4% 8.7% 8.7% 4.7% 3.9% 3.9%
Spanish 8.0% 4.0% 4.0% 8.0% 12.0% 12.0% 16.0% 8.0% 8.0% 20.0%


What is the highest grade in school you completed?
Language of survey Some high school or less High school graduate or equivalent Some college/vocational College graduate Graduate education or higher
English 12.1% 25.0% 38.7% 16.9% 7.3%
Spanish 32.0% 36.0% 20.0% 8.0% 4.0%


If you added together your entire household's income, would it be:
Language of survey Under $10,000 $10,001-$20,000 $20,001-$30,000 $30,001-$40,000 $40,000-$50,000 $50,001-$60,000 $60,001-$70,000 $70,001-$100,000 Over $100,000
English 7.3% 13.0% 18.7% 13.0% 17.1% 12.2% 5.7% 8.1% 4.9%
Spanish 20.8% 29.2% 16.7% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 4.2% 4.2% .0%


Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?
Language of survey Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure
English 26.2% 54.0% 19.8%
Spanish 19.2% 50.0% 30.8%


Naturalized Citizen
Language of survey Naturalized Citizen Native Born Citizen
English 39.2% 60.8%
Spanish 84.0% 16.0%


Foreign or Native Born
Language of survey Native Born Foreign Born
English 77.8% 22.2%
Spanish 22.2% 77.8%


Cuban vs. Non Cuban Hispanic
Language of survey Non Cuban Hispanic/Latino Cuban Latino or Hispanic
English 74.6% 5.7% 19.7%
Spanish 76.9% 7.7% 15.4%


Union Membership
Language of survey I belong or someone in my houeshold belongs No one belongs
English 31.2% 68.8%
Spanish 28.0% 72.0%


Media Sources
Language of survey Spanish media sources English media sources
English 19.2% 80.8%
Spanish 80.0% 20.0%


Bush/Kerry Voters
Language of survey Bush Voters Kery Voters
English 35.4% 64.6%
Spanish 30.8% 69.2%


Gender:
Language of survey Male Female
English 53.2% 46.8%
Spanish 48.0% 52.0%

 
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