Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table 1-9.

Reporting on the Hispanic Origin Question in the Hispanic Targeted Sample, for Selected Panels

(Percent distribution)
Hispanic origin Panel A Panel B Panel C Panel D Panel E 1/ Panel F 1/ Panel H
Hispanic
origin
question
first;
no
multiracial
category
Hispanic
origin
question
first;
with a
multiracial
category
Hispanic
origin
question
first;
"mark one
or more"
instruction
Race
question
first;
with a
multiracial
category
Combined
question;
with a
multiracial
category
Combined
question;
"mark one
or more"
instruction
Hispanic
origin
question
first;
"mark all
that apply"
instruction
               
Item nonresponse rate (percent) 5.6 7.5 6.1 10.0 1.5 0.7 4.9
               
Percent distribution of responses              
               
     Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Not Hispanic 23.4 24.4 25.9 22.5 42.5 43.6 26.4
Hispanic 76.5 75.6 74.1 77.5 57.5 56.4 73.5
   Mexican 21.8 26.5 22.5 23.8 20.9 19.4 22.5
   Puerto Rican 31.0 26.8 28.4 29.6 8.5 8.9 26.2
   Cuban 17.8 17.3 17.4 18.2 7.0 5.5 16.8
   Other Hispanic 6.0 5.1 5.8 5.9 21.1 22.6 8.0
1/ Data are based on the ancestry component (Part B) of the combined question.

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

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