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American Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion on Latino-Jewish Relations


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How would you describe the relationship today between Hispanics and Jews in the United States today? Would you say the relationship is:

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Excellent 1.5% 1.8%
Good 29.0% 34.1%
Fair 44.6% 39.6%
Poor 8.7% 6.8%
Not Sure 16.1% 17.7%

 

Do you think there is anti-Semitism in the Latino community?

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Yes 35.3% 30.5%
No 42.9% 26.5%
Not Sure 21.8% 43.0%

 

Do you think there is anti-Latino sentiment in the Jewish community?

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Yes 36.1% 20.3%
No 35.1% 53.3%
Not Sure 28.8% 25.9%

 

How important is it for Hispanics and Jews to work together in order to strengthen the laws to prevent discrimination?

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Very Important 72.5% 76.5%
Somewhat Important 15.7% 12.0%
Neither Important nor Unimportant 5.6% 3.2%
Somewhat Unimportant 1.4% 2.4%
Very Unimportant 0.8% 1.2%
Not Sure 4.0% 4.8%

 

Did the Catholic Church during the Holocaust do too much, enough, or not enough for Jews?

  Latino response Jewish response
Too much 2.4% 1.4%
Enough 20.2% 6.2%
Not enough 49.2% 74.9%
Not sure 0.6% 4.4%

 

On a scale of 1-5, how would you rank your support of President Bush's faith based initiatives? A '5' means strongly support and a '1' means do not support at all.

  Latino Response Jewish Response
1- Do not support at all 26.3% 40.0%
2 6.9% 8.2%
3 17.5% 12.4%
4 11.3% 2.8%
5- Strongly support 28.4% 10.2%
Not Sure 19.6% 26.5%

 

Do you agree or disagree that there is a need for affirmative action? Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree that there is a need for affirmative action?

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Strongly Agree 39.1% 28.3%
Somewhat Agree 32.5% 26.5%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 7.5% 11.2%
Somewhat Disagree 7.5% 12.7%
Strongly Disagree 6.3% 9.6%
Not Sure 6.3% 11.3%

 

Would you say that the United States foreign policy is too supportive of the State of Israel, not supportive enough, or has the right level of support for the state of Israel?

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Too Supportive 20.6% 8.2%
The Right Level of Support 43.2% 50.8%
Not Supportive Enough 17.7% 30.1%
Not Sure 18.5% 11.0%

 

Would you say that United States foreign policy is too supportive of Latin American countries, not supportive enough, or has the right level of support for Latin American countries?

  Latino Response Jewish Response
Too Supportive 10.5% 7.0%
The Right Level of Support 33.5% 37.6%
Not Supportive Enough 42.7% 32.1%
Not Sure 13.3% 23.3%

 

Do you think that our schools teach our children too much, not enough, or the right amount about the Holocaust?

  Latino Repsonse Jewish Response
Too Much 1.4% 2.0%
Not Enough 65.9% 55.0%
The Right Amount 19.8% 20.3%
Not Sure 12.9% 22.7%

Sources: The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

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