2010 National Survey of Latinos: Take Me To Your Leader

The finding of the 2010 National Survey of Latinos conducted last month indicate that Latinos living in the United States do not have a national leader. When asked in an open-ended question to name the person they consider the most important Latino leader in the country today:

  • 64% of Hispanic respondents said they did not know
  • 10% said “no one”
  • 7% named Sonia Sotomayor, appointed last year to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 5% named U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) of Chicago
  • 3% named Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • 2% named Jorge Ramos, an anchor on Noticiero Univision, the national evening news program on the Spanish-language television network Univision

No one else was named by more than 1% of respondents. Read More »