December 17, 2002

2002 National Survey of Latinos

by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation

Field Dates: 4/4/02 – 6/11/02

Respondents: Nationally-representative sample of 2,929 Latinos and 1,284 non-Latinos respondents age 18 and older

This survey was designed to explore the attitudes and experiences of Latinos on a wide variety of topics. The data set contains perceptions about identity, views about life in the United States, experiences with discrimination, both from within the Hispanic community, and from non-Hispanic groups, language abilities and preferences, economic and financial conditions, and experiences with the health care system. The survey also explored differences in the attitudes and experiences of Latinos from various places of origin including Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Salvadorans, and Colombians.