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A recent study by Generation Opportunity showed some surprising results from young Hispanics in the United States. The survey asked respondents about their attitudes on government spending, taxes, and the role of government. According to the Sacramento Bee, “Hispanics 18-29 years old want to see less government interference, lower taxes on business profits, reduced federal spending in general, and specifically prefer more cuts in federal spending over raising new taxes to get the economy on track.” Here are some highlights:
* By nearly a 3:1 ratio, Hispanic young adults prefer “reducing federal spending” (69%) to “raising taxes on individuals” (27%) in order to balance the federal budget.
* 70% of Hispanic young adults would decrease federal spending if given the chance to set America’s fiscal priorities.
* A 57%-majority of Hispanics agree that “if taxes on business profits were reduced, companies would be more likely to hire.”
* In a separate question, a 56%-majority concurred “the economy grows best when individuals are allowed to create businesses without government interference.”
* 61% indicated their agreement with “American Exceptionalism” – described as an ideal of freedom and democracy exclusive and unique to the United States.
Both the Sacramento Bee and Powerline Blog covered the survey results. The Washington Examiner concluded, “The survey results encourage the conclusion that the young cohort in the country’s Hispanic population is much more amenable to appeals based on limited government, individual rights and free markets than the conventional wisdom suggests.” These results could prove very promising as the GOP continues to court both the youth and Latino voting blocks. Rising stars like Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM) could catch the eyes and ears of impressionable young voters, creating a new generation of Republicans.
Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.