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100 Most Influential Hispanics® Survey Results

October 2002, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine

Personal Profile
Cultural background
Mexican
Cuban
Puerto Rican
South American
Central American
Spanish

53%
26%
9%
8%
2%
2%
Age range
2130
3140
4150
5160
60+

2%
23%
47%
16%
12%
Political affiliation
Republican
Democratic
Independent
No interest
Other
DND

42%
33%
9%
7%
2%
7%
Educational level
Graduate degree
College degree
Some college
High school graduate
DND

53%
28%
7%
5%
7%
Gender
Male
Female

71%
29%
Household income
$100,000 or more
$50,000 to $99,000
DND

88%
9%
2%
Language most often used

English
Spanish
Both
DND


At home
51%
9%
37%
3%


In business
65%
0%
33%
2%
 


Social Issues
What should be the top priority of a national Hispanic agenda? Which group can do the best job of further empowering the U.S. Hispanic community?
Boosting education
Economic development
Access to capital
Battling crime & drugs
Access to technology
Other
DND
60%
19%
2%
0%
0%
9%
10%
Educators
Corporate America
Small businesses
Community activists
Politicians
Other
DND
30%
21%
16%
7%
5%
14%
7%
What type of federal initiative is most critical to the future of the Hispanic community? What is the most significant gain for Hispanics from the 2000 Census?
Pell grants & educational financial aid
Hispanic recruitment plan
INS & immigration reform
HUB/Empowerment Zones
Welfare reform
Other
DND
49%

21%

7%

5%

2%
9%
7%
More media attention
More elected officials
More corporate markets
More governmentprograms/funding
Other
DND
37%
21%
16%
7%

7%
12%
The 1997 Economic Census reports strong growth in the number of Hispanic-owned companies. Have you seen this within your community? If yes, how?*
Yes
No
DND
84%
7%
9%
Number of companies
Jobs
Affluence
Other
75%
28%
22%
3%
*Total is more than 100% because multiple responses were permitted. DND = Did not disclose.
2002 Hispanic Business Inc. Reprinting, copying, or transmitting all or part of this information requires written permission.

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