Gallup: Spanish-Speaking US Latinos More Stressed Than English-Speaking Ones in Trump Era

Aug 10, 2017
9:20 AM

Here’s a poll that we never thought was being done. On Thursday morning, Gallup published findings from its Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index (conducted between June 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017) and concluded that Spanish-speaking U.S. Latinos are increasingly more worried and stressed during the Trump presidency than English-speaking U.S. Latinos.

According to Gallup, U.S. Latinos interviewed in Spanish have seen a 5.8% increase in worry and a 6.6% increase in stress since the last year’s election. Those U.S. Latinos interviewed in English saw only a 1% increase in worry and a .6% decrease in stress.

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Overall, Gallup said, U.S. Latinos combined saw a 2.9% increase in worry and a 2.5% increase in stress since Trump was elected. Those percentages are higher than the rates for white and African-American respondents.

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As Gallup stated in its report:

Gallup interviews respondents in Spanish if the respondent is unable to complete the interview in English or if the respondent explicitly requests a Spanish-language interviewer. Thus, the sample of Hispanics interviewed in Spanish is not representative of all Spanish-speaking Hispanics in the U.S., but rather a group of those reached on the phone who had difficulty completing the survey in English.

The Gallup also posted demographic data about the U.S. Latinos it interviewed. In general, the Spanish speakers interviewed by Gallup made less money, had lower education rates and were born outside the country.

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You can read the entire report here. Around 25,000 U.S. Latinos have been interviewed in the poll since it started June, 2016 and ended last month.