July 22, 2004

2004 National Survey of Latinos: Politics and Civic Participation

by The Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation

Field Dates: 4/21/04 – 6/9/04

Respondents: Nationally-representative sample of 2,288 Latino respondents age 18 and older

In order to better understand how the Hispanic population, both voters and non-voters, see the political choices facing the nation this year, the Pew Hispanic Center and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation collaborated on an extensive survey of adult Latinos. This is the third such collaboration. The first National Survey of Latinos in 2002 also examined political views as well as a range of attitudes regarding ethnic identity and the assimilation process. The second, conducted in 2003, focused on education.

The sample design employed a highly stratified disproportionate RDD sample of the 48 contiguous states. The results are weighted to represent the actual distribution of adults throughout the United States.