02/14/2005 - Attitudes towards the war in Iraq are more negative among Latinos than in the general population with most saying that U.S. troops should be withdrawn as soon as possible, according to a Pew Hispanic Center survey conducted as President George W. Bush began his second term in office.
A slight majority of Hispanics (51 percent) think U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible. Significantly fewer (37 percent) say that the United States should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized. On the question of how long to keep troops in Iraq, the U.S. born are about evenly split while the foreign born favor prompt withdrawal by a margin of almost two-to-one. The survey was conducted by telephone from January 11 to 27, 2005 among a nationally representative sample of 1,003 adults who identified themselves as being of Latino or Hispanic origin or descent.