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Only 4% of Hispanic or Latino People Prefer the Term ‘Latinx’ According to Poll

Only 4% of Hispanic or Latino People Prefer the Term ‘Latinx’ According to Poll

“consistent with another survey by the Pew Research Center from 2020, where researchers found that only one in four Hispanic or Latino adults had even heard of the term”

Spanish is a gendered language which is why the words Latino and Latina exist. The left doesn’t like that, and this is why they have pushed the genderless term Latinx.

According to a new Gallup poll, a mere four percent of Latino or Hispanic people prefer Latinx.

Amazingly, CNN reported on this:

Just 4% of Hispanic or Latino people prefer the term ‘Latinx,’ new Gallup poll finds

The use of the term “Latinx” has been a divisive issue for some time — and a new poll shows that it’s the least popular signifier among Hispanic and Latino people.

Gallup found that only 4% of Hispanic and Latino Americans prefer the term Latinx, a gender neutral signifier that has gained popularity in some circles in recent years. In contrast, the poll — released Wednesday — found that 15% prefer “Latino” while 23% prefer “Hispanic.”

But most don’t really have a preference, the poll found, with 57% reporting “does not matter.” If they had to choose, most respondents leaned toward “Hispanic,” a term that directly signifies being of Spanish-speaking origin. “Latino,” on the other hand, is less specific, referring instead to Latin America as a whole.

The findings from Gallup are consistent with another survey by the Pew Research Center from 2020, where researchers found that only one in four Hispanic or Latino adults had even heard of the term “Latinx.” Only 3% of them used it to describe themselves.

Here’s the data finding directly from Gallup:

Most Hispanic Adults Have No Preference on Subgroup Label

Hispanic respondents were asked a similar question about their preference among the terms “Hispanic,” “Latino” and “Latinx” — with this final option being a newer, gender-neutral term favored by some Hispanic Americans.

Most Hispanic adults (57%) say it does not matter to them which term is used, though nearly one in four (23%) prefer “Hispanic” and 15% prefer “Latino.” Few expressed a preference for “Latinx” (4%).

The same poll finds most black Americans prefer the term black over African American:

If They Had to Choose, Most Black Adults Would Choose “Black”

In the current survey, for the first time, Gallup asked a follow-up question of Black respondents who did not have a preference whether they lean toward one term over the other if they had to choose.

Black Americans were fairly mixed on the question, with a slight preference for “Black” (52%) over “African American” (44%). Four percent had no opinion either way.

NBC Latino did an on-the-street informal poll about this a few years ago and many people didn’t even know what Latinx means.

It’s just another example of how the left attempts to control people through language. They do a pretty good job of it, too.

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Technically it’s Latinxx or Latinxy depending on sec.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rhhardin. | August 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Now, cut that out! ;-{)}}}

    Ben Kent in reply to rhhardin. | August 7, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Notice how the NBC News video spins this and toward the end concludes LATINX is a good thing that we should all embrace.

    They expose the fact that people don’t know about it and ridicule it – but that does not stop them from endorsing it. Because the religion of Woke demands we deny nature – biological sex must be destroyed.

    Why does the media track down the academic idiots who conceived of such a moronic concept and interview them. Expose them. Maybe then academics will think twice before imposing their BS on the rest of us.

The language heritage of most of the Latin world has only two noun cases—male or female. Neutral just doesn’t exist—either naturally (with rare exceptions) or with language. To most people in Central and South America, and the Caribbean, “Latinx” is just another manufactured American slang term that holds no meaning for them.

    Milhouse in reply to drsamherman. | August 6, 2021 at 11:29 am

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    To most people in Central and South America, and the Caribbean, “Latinx” is just another manufactured American slang term that holds no meaning for them.

    So are “Latino” and “Hispanic”.

My preferred pronoun for people who do stuff like “Latinx” is “Idiot”

Not only do they not identify with the term LatinX, they don’t like Latino/Latina or Hispanic either. They Mexicans, Cubans, Haitians, Costa Ricans, Puerto Ricans, etc…. They just cannot be grouped together as if they are one homogeneous category. They are all very different. Most of all, they are Americans.

I’m surprised it’s that high.

Poll Schmoll, these folks do not know what they think. These Leftists know better.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Romey. | August 6, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    See my point below; you said it first.

    A question or two:

    1) Is it pronounced Lah-TINKS? Or Latin-ecks?

    2) How many of those surveyed want to be seen as “just folks”, who happen to be of this or that heritage but who, oh by the way, speak Spanish or are descended from folks who did?

    3) Did the surveys only ask people with names like Lopez, Sanchez, Mruguya, Inojos, and Rojas? Or, did they survey Manns, Ronstadts, Rabinowitzs, Smiths, and McTavishs who have backgrounds that include Spanish or Portugues espeakers?

Given the totalitarian, virulently anti-American nature of the so-called civil rights movement, I’ll bet “African American” soon joins “Negro” as an unforgivably racist term as decreed by our self-anointed moral and intellectual betters.

Communists can’t produce food or keep the lights on. They can’t stop rampant violence in poor black neighborhoods, they are powerless to raise poor black children’s’ education to minimally acceptable standards, they can’t stop widespread greed and corruption in their own ranks.

But Communists are masters of Newspeak with whiplash-inducing changes about what is and is not allowed. “Negro” was once the mandatory term, now it has been decreed racist. How long before “Black” becomes racist and we are back to Negro?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | August 6, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    .<blockquote<How long before “Black” becomes racist and we are back to Negro?

    At the very same time as the pressure group leaders jerk the Marionette strings, and cowardly whties dance dance dance, like the spineless people so many of us have become.

    They also don’t care if millions starve or freeze as a result of their evil.

    henrybowman in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | August 6, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Black has been racist several times in the past. It just keeps coming back, my n*a.
    Here’s the timeline of “PC” terms that in subsequent years Must Not Be Mentioned.

    Blacks -> Negroes -> colored people -> blacks -> Afro-Americans -> blacks -> African Americans -> Blacks / People of color
    Mexicans -> Chicanos -> Hispanics -> Latinos -> Latinx -> People of color (but only sometimes)
    Chinamen -> Orientals -> Asians (even if you know for sure what country)
    Sodomites -> homosexuals -> queers -> gays -> LGBTQRSTUVW…
    Cripples -> disabled -> handicapped -> challenged -> handicapable -> differently abled
    Moron -> feeble-minded -> retarded -> special needs
    Freeloaders -> leftists -> socialists -> progressives -> social justice activists
    Whore -> prostitute -> hooker -> sex worker
    Biological warfare -> weaponization -> gain of function
    Abortion -> Women’s health
    Riot -> mostly peaceful protest
    Blacklist -> McCarthyism -> anti-racism
    Cancel culture -> accountability culture
    Citizen disarmament -> gun control -> gun safety

      UserP in reply to henrybowman. | August 6, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Dwarf, midget, elves, little people
      long gun, army rifle, mean wicked assault rifle
      Alzheimer patient, demented person, President of the United States

        henrybowman in reply to UserP. | August 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm

        Actually, there is a clear medical distinction between dwarves and midgets. Dwarves have exaggerated proportions (Michael Anderson), midgets do not (Gary Coleman). Both terms are still marginally acceptable, as far as I know.

        The last line should start back further, with “senile.”

      George_Kaplan in reply to henrybowman. | August 7, 2021 at 1:20 am

      Some of us prefer accurate non-PC terms.

      *Black or maybe negro but not Colo(u)red. That term refers to those neither Black nor White. I forget whether it’s exclusively those who are mixed|half-breed or also includes Indians and Orientals. Afro-American is idiotic as it’s used for non-Americans but African-Americans who are White are deemed racist by PC types if they claim to be AA. White is a colour thus Whites are PoC.

      *Mexican|Hispanic|Latino|who cares. Mexican is more accurate, but any is fine. Not sure I’ve heard of Chicano. Frankly I’d probably think gangbangers if I heard the term. Latinx is castrated political types.

      *Oriental for East Asians, especially Han. Asian is a general catchall that includes Jews, east Russians, those from the Caucasus region, Turkish, Iranian, Indian and more.

      *Sodomites is still perfectly acceptable. Homosexual is okay, queer or gay are not. Queer means peculiar or strange, gay means defective or lame but originally meant bright or happy. I get your LGBTwhateverelseitssohardtokeepup but I generally stick with LGTP – Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Pederast. Strictly speaking it should be SSTP – Sodomites, Saphics, Trans and Pederasts but that might be too cryptic for some. Oh there’s always B for bestialism I guess?

      *Crippled is uncommon but disabled is still in common use as is handicapped, especially in golf. Challenged and differently abled are absurd.

      *Moron and retard tend to be insults rather than technical terms. Feeble minded is old fashioned. Special needs, or just special, is probably the norm these days.

      *Leftist|socialist|progressive|regressive|SJA, all much the same thing. Freeloader may overlap but I’d contend there’s a slight difference.

      *Whore|prostitute|hooker|sex worker|VP, all the same thing. (Sorry poor tasting joke? Heels Up has a rep.)

      *Biological warfare|weaponisation|gain of function, again same thing but linguistically more removed – it’s not bio warfare research it’s ‘gain of function research’. Yes 541,045 Americans are dead but it’s just an accident.

      *Abortion and women’s health having nothing in common. Abortion kills mostly women before they reach adulthood, or breath air.

      *Riot|mostly peaceful protest. Not even remotely the same thing but oh so true.

      *Cancel culture yes, haven’t heard of accountability culture and cancel culture explicitly rejects accountability by the privileged.

Blonde ought to be blondx, not to mention brunetx. English still inflects these for sex otherwise.

    UserP in reply to rhhardin. | August 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    The Fed would be Fedx.
    Termites would be terminx.
    Mr Clean would be Kleenx
    And a boy named Malcom would be Malcomx.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to UserP. | August 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      We have a pest control outfit here called Barnes Exterminating. They have their website address in huge letters on the back of their pickups.

      BARNESEXTERMINATING.COM

      It brings to mind farmers who want to put a stop to That Sort Of Thing.

      henrybowman in reply to UserP. | August 6, 2021 at 1:50 pm

      Hugs and kisses would just be twice as many kisses.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 6, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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Most Hispanic adults (57%) say it does not matter to them which term is used, though nearly one in four (23%) prefer “Hispanic” and 15% prefer “Latino.” Few expressed a preference for “Latinx” (4%).

“That’s because these people lack the perception to know what is good and bad for them, so, we must guide them, and insist changes be made for their benefit, whether they like it or not.”

How did I do, channeling a white Democrat woman?

    henrybowman in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | August 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    “Shut up,” she whitesplained. “It’s for your own good.”

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | August 6, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      My dear late mother was one of those. When Obamacare was being argued, the folks in places like WV, KY, and other coal-c0untry and rural poor were opposing it. My mother just dismissed their arguments. “They don’t have the knowledge to consider this; they don’t know what is for their own good.”

      Yes. Lifelong Democrat.

        “Why don’t ‘they’ DO something to help those people?”

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | August 7, 2021 at 6:12 am

          I note the emphasis on “they”.

          Over the years I have noticed those asking the question with ‘they’ are leftists. They will – at most – write a check.

          The ones who ask with ‘we’, tend to be conservative. They work the thrift stores, the soup kitchens. They are servers at the Christmas and Thanksgiving meals for the street people.

TBH…nobody cares.

As this poll shows.

Let the terminally online scream into the void.

Antifundamentalist | August 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm

Has anyone else encountered “official forms” lately have eliminated “other” as one of the options? They have begun to insist that you have to self-identify as one of their pre-determined options. You can not longer choose “Other” and write in “American” or “Floridian” or “Texan.”

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Antifundamentalist. | August 6, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    I noticed. I check Asian, African-American (if it’s there), and Hispanic.

    Ancestry from Morocco.

    Mother’s family run out of Spain during the inquisition.

    Mother’s family migrated – with many other Jews – westward out of central Asia to Spain over 600 years ago.

I take Spanish classes with a teacher in Costa Rica. I talked to him about this and he just laughed. He said everyone he knows thinks this is stupid.

i am glad to hear that only 4% of Hispanics are morons, as it is much less then the general population.

That is a gain of 3%, lol. Only academics use the moronic term

This attempt to go gender neutral is proof that our discourse is being hijacked by very provincial and ageist people.

When I was a teen, my English teacher (a lady who was an adornment to her profession) told us that a pronoun must agree in number with its antecedent: “If someone has trouble, help ‘him’, not ‘them’; the ‘him’ is understood as gender neutral.” I accepted that rather than complain that it turned my own sex into eunuchs grammatically. I guess it just seemed logical and elegant. Later, I found that a lot of other Indo-European and Semitic languages do the same thing–using the masculine as a neuter gender as well. As an ESOL teacher, I notice that our communications addressed to Spanish-speaking parents being “Padres Estimados”, even though mothers also receive these messages.

Then I went to the Far East. I used the Chinese language for years, and even got to the point where I could read it well enough to get paid for document translation. Traditionally, Chinese did not gender its pronouns, yet nobody can say that traditional China was noted for sexual equality.

Hence, these observations about other languages’ usages lead me to see the people pushing for “gender neutrality” in English as terribly provincial, and hence not suitable to be the educational and cultural leaders of our land.

I will continue to follow rules of pronoun agreement, and if called on them, I know how to reply.

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