June 21, 2017

Latinos have a positive view of their future

Esther J. Cepeda, Albuquerque Journal -  It is often said that Hispanics suffer from fatalism - the belief that whatever happens to them is inevitable. But far less often acknowledged is that Latinos also tend to look on the sunny side of life.

Over the past decade, various national surveys have shown that U.S. Latinos have a positive view of their lives and the future, surpassing whites and African-Americans in their belief that better times are ahead.

One researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign even found a statistical connection between this positive outlook and better cardiovascular health outcomes for Latinos.

Regarding money, last year a study by the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends project found that Hispanics were likelier than the general public to expect their family's financial situation to improve in the next year. Plus, nearly three-quarters said they expected their children to be financially better off than themselves in their lifetime.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hispanics is a broad term including (and covering up) the Native American legacy from south of the border. Since this is their hemisphere why shouldn't they be confident, as Asians are in Asia, or Africans in Africa. The doubts are engaged by the colonizers who only scratch the surface of the richness of life in the New World. The anthropologist Sapir found the culture of the native american deeper and more fulfilling than that of the average Euro-American wage slave.