Pew Study: Latinos Identify by Countries of Origin

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Nearly four decades after the U.S. government mandated the use of the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Latinos finds that these terms still haven’t been fully embraced by Latinos themselves. A majority says they most often identify themselves by their family’s country of origin while just one-quarter says they prefer a pan-ethnic label like Latino or Hispanic.

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