By Chiqui Cartagena
Surprising results make me question the methodology of the survey
This week the Center for American Progress published results of a new study they conducted in conjunction with A Woman's Nation, the Rockefeller Foundation and TIME magazine regarding public attitudes about women, society and the work place. The research was fielded (via telephone) in the Summer of 2009 and included a 10% “oversample of Latinos,” which were allowed to answer the survey in either English or Spanish. (They have yet to confirm how many surveys were actually conducted in Spanish).
What is perplexing to me, however, were the results. The study found that Latino attitudes were “basically in line with those of other groups” but that on some issues - like the rise of women in the workplace and balancing work and life issue, Latinos were actually more open-minded that their General Market counterparts - honestly, I started spitting my coffee out and asking myself, ¿quÃ©, quÃ©?