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Americans With Spanish-speaking Roots Unsure 'Hispanic' Fits

Just over half say they most often identify themselves by their family’s country of origin; just one-quarter say they prefer a pan-ethnic label.Moreover, by a ratio of more than two-to-one (69% versus 29%), survey respondents say that the more than 50 million Latinos in the U.S. have many different cultures rather than a common culture. Respondents do, however, express a strong, shared connection to the Spanish language. More than eight-in-ten (82%) Latino adults say they speak Spanish, and nearly all (95%) say it is important for future generations to continue to do so.

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