Latino Attitudes on the War in Iraq, the Economy and the 2004 Election

  • January 08, 2004

Latino support for the war in Iraq and for President George W. Bush has surged since the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003, but Latinos remain concerned about the condition of the U.S. economy and the long-term consequences of the war.

This report summarizes two national surveys of Latino adults by the Pew Hispanic Center. One took place in December 2003, just before Saddam Hussein's capture, and the other in early January 2004. Comparing the two reveals dramatic swings towards more positive views on several questions regarding the decision to go to war and its conduct.