4.03.2007

46% of Latinos Have Family or Friend in War

Forty six percent (46%) of Latinos say they have a close family member or close family friend currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

That's one of the findings of a new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners for the Latino Policy Coalition. Jim Gonzalez, chairman, Latino Policy Coalition: "It's pretty dramatic. It means that the Latino community is very connected to this war in a very personal sense."

When asked their opinion on the war, 66% percent say they believe the war in Iraq was a mistake. Only 25% believe the war was the right decision.

In terms of President Bush's latest $100 billion war funding bill, 66% are opposed the request, while just 23% are in favor.

The survey of 1000 of Latino registered and likely voters was conducted March 13-21, 2007. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.1%.