Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table I-34. Illustrative Approaches to Racial Classification of the Hispanic Population in the Hispanic Targeted Sample for Panel C and Panel F: 1996 RAETT
(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanations of detailed tables)
Race Panel description Panel C Panel F Difference
(Panel F minus Panel C)
Sequence > Hispanic origin
question first
Combined
question
Multiracial category > No No
Race
instruction >
Mark one
or more
Mark one
or more
Estimate 90-percent
confidence level
  Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Lower
bound
Upper
bound
               
Mail return responses to race question 2,310   5,296        
               
Percent of responses              
               
Hispanic only 1/ 74.11 1.4 56.36 1.4 * -17.75 -20.61 -14.89
Hispanic - historical series 1/, 2/ 74.11 1.4 73.94 1.2 -0.17 -2.76 2.42
Hispanic - all inclusive 3/ 74.11 1.4 75.09 1.2 0.98 -1.56 3.53
* Asterisk (if any) indicates that difference is statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
1/ 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. The estimate from the separate question in Panel C (74.11 percent) is also shown on the data lines for "Hispanic only" and "Hispanic - historical series" to permit comparison using each of the three illustrative approaches with estimates from the combined question in Panel F.
2/ Hispanic only; Hispanic and White; Hispanic and "Other race," and Hispanic and multiracial category; and Hispanic and two or more races, excluding Black, AIAN, and API.
3/ For Panel C with a separate question on Hispanic origin: responses of Hispanic. For panel 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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