The Influence of Local Hispanic Population Share on White Anglos' Stereotypes of Hispanics, Views on Immigration, and Related Policy Opinions

Marylee C. Taylor, Pennsylvania State University
Jenna L. Aurand, Pennsylvania State University

Using data from the 2000 census and the 2000 General Social Survey, this paper examines the influence of the Hispanic population share in the local community on white Anglos' stereotypes of Hispanics, views about the impact of immigrants on U.S. society, and opinions about such issues as bilingual education.

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Presented in Poster Session 6: Applied Demography, Methods, Migration, Labor and Education, Gender, and Race and Ethnicity