WASHINGTON – The two chief concerns of Hispanics in the United States are having enough money to make it to the end of the month and having time to spend with the kids, according to a Telemundo/NBC/WSJ survey published Friday.
The poll, taken in April, is the second part of the one published on Thursday, which showed that 58 percent of interviewees approve of President Barack Obama’s economic policies compared with 36 percent who disapprove.
According to the figures released today, 67 percent of Hispanics consider the problem of having enough cash to cover their needs as “very serious,” while 24 percent consider it “serious.”
An almost identical proportion say the problem of not having enough time with their children to really know what’s going on in their lives is very serious, while 25 percent define it as serious.
No less than 84 percent consider either serious or very serious the problem of not being able to spend more time with the family because of money problems and having to work extra hours.
With regard to social topics, 42 percent of Hispanics think abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, while 33 percent believe it should always or usually be legal.
As for gay rights, 49 percent of Latinos are in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, a much lower percentage than the 63 percent of the population as a whole. EFE