Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table 1-6.

Overview of Mail Return Responses by Panel for the Hispanic Targeted Sample

Race 1/ Panel
description
Panel A Panel B Panel C Panel D Panel E Panel F Panel G Panel H
Sequence > Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Race
first
Combined
question
Combined
question
Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Multiracial
category >
No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Race
instruction >
Mark one Mark one Mark one
or more
Mark one Mark one Mark one
or more
Mark one Mark all
that apply
                 
Percent distribution of mail
   return responses
               
                 
   Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 66.4 67.5 64.6 56.1 14.4 13.7 67.3 66.9
Black 12.0 10.6 13.6 11.0 7.8 8.0 10.9 11.8
American Indian and
   Alaska Native (AIAN)
1.6 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.8
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 1.9 2.1 1.6 2.1 1.6 2.0 3.5 2.1
Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 57.5 56.4 (X) (X)
Other race 16.7 15.7 15.9 24.9 0.4 0.4 14.2 16.1
Reporting more than one race 2/ 1.5 3.5 3.6 5.0 18.0 19.4 3.5 2.2
   Hispanic and White (X) (X) (X) (X) 14.9 17.0 (X) (X)
   Hispanic and Black (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.7 (X) (X)
   Hispanic and AIAN (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.4 (X) (X)
   Hispanic and API (X) (X) (X) (X) (z) (z) (X) (X)
   Hispanic and "Other race,"
       and Hispanic and
       multiracial category 3/
(X) (X) (X) (X) 1.1 0.6 (X) (X)
   Hispanic and two or more
       races, excluding Black,
       AIAN, and API
(X) (X) (X) (X) (z) (z) (X) (X)
   Hispanic and two or more
       races, including Black,
       AIAN, or API
(X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.1 (X) (X)
   Other than Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.4 0.6 (X) (X)
 
ILLUSTRATIVE APPROACHES TO RACIAL CLASSIFICATION
 
Percent of mail return
   responses
               
                 
Hispanic - single race or origin 4/ (X) (X) (X) (X) 57.5 56.4 (X) (X)
Hispanic - historical series 4/, 5/ (X) (X) (X) (X) 73.5 73.9 (X) (X)
Hispanic - all inclusive 6/ 76.6 75.6 74.1 77.5 74.1 75.1 76.0 73.6
(X) Not applicable.
(z) Represents zero or rounds to zero.
1/ Race or origin for Panel E and Panel F.
2/ Reporting more than one race includes multiracial category (Panels B, D, E, and G), multiple race
     (Panels C, F, and H), and unrequested multiple response (Panels A, B, D, E, and G).
3/ Multiracial category was checked, but no write-in entry was provided.
4/ Separate questions on race and Hispanic origin, because they allow Hispanics to report any race,
     provide data on Hispanic origin that are most comparable to data from the all-inclusive approach.
5/ Hispanic only; Hispanic and White; Hispanic and "Other race," and Hispanic and multiracial
     category; and Hispanic and two or more other races, excluding Black, AIAN and API.
6/ For Panels A, B, C, D, G, and H with a separate question on Hispanic origin: responses of
     Hispanic. For Panels E and F with a combined question on race and origin: Hispanic only,
     and Hispanic with any other response on race.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division and
Decennial Statistical Studies Division

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