Poll Shows About 85% of Hispanics Will Fill Out Census

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of Latino clergy may be calling for a census boycott, but a new poll says about 85 percent of Hispanics say they intend to participate.

Ten years ago, the mail participation rate among Hispanics was roughly 69 percent.

The poll shows the hardest-to-reach aren't immigrants but rather Hispanics born in the U.S. The poll shows 91 percent of immigrants say they'll participate, compared with 78 percent for U.S.-born Hispanics.

The executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials sees a similar pattern in Hispanic voting. Arturo Vargas says immigrants are optimistic, while people who have been here for generations feel beaten down by poverty,
unemployment or discrimination.


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