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AdamH1978

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Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« on: July 01, 2011, 11:45:08 am »
Not sure if I'm posting this question in the right board.  I noticed that all surveys ask for your race/ethnicity from a list and then seperately they ask if you are of Hispanic origin.  Is this some qualifier/disqualifier?  I really dislike having to divulge my race/ethnicity on surveys or job forms.  What in the world do they do with this information?  I am caucasion by the way and don't mind stating this when I feel it isn't being used against me. 


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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 06:54:31 pm »
i've also been curious about this too. why out of every other race do they ask if you're hispanic? i don't think it's a qualifier/disqualifier since i usually see a "prefer not to answer" selection. so i don't know.

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 07:53:29 pm »
Because they're weird? o.o

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 10:51:09 pm »
Yeeeeh. It's pretty strange, but maybe they're really interested in Hispanics?

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 06:28:35 pm »
i no even when they just asked you your race they still want to know lol   ???

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 06:30:16 pm »
i think alot of the questions they ask are stupid

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 01:40:15 am »
I have often wondered that myself..... I wonder if there is anyone out there with a legit answer?  Hey, does anyone even know where to ask? :BangHead:

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 01:47:00 am »
It is the fastest growing demographic population in the U.S. Companies have realized that they do have buying power and can help make or break a product line. So they have found the need to listen to their opinions. They ask about gender, race and age also to ensure they are getting a good cross sample of the population. The opinion are of a elderly white women is going to be different then that of a 20-something hispanic male who has 3 kids.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2011, 01:50:47 am by Phx0808 »
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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011, 06:56:17 pm »
I know.They seem to ask this three times a survey. ???

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2011, 08:56:47 pm »
me too!!!!!

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 10:43:09 pm »
Not sure if I'm posting this question in the right board.  I noticed that all surveys ask for your race/ethnicity from a list and then seperately they ask if you are of Hispanic origin.  Is this some qualifier/disqualifier?  I really dislike having to divulge my race/ethnicity on surveys or job forms.  What in the world do they do with this information?  I am caucasion by the way and don't mind stating this when I feel it isn't being used against me. 


i was wondering that as well because it seems like i get turned down for a lot of surveys that ask this question

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 08:16:54 am »
One of the answers centered around marketability, size of the demographic, and need to cater to the purchasing power of a larger category.  To me this sounds a bit like preferential treatment due to a person's race.  Government forms (loan applications) should ask what nationality a person is because they don't want to see any kind of discriminatory practises going on.  Unfortunately they ask, in a 2nd question, if a person is a.) of hispanic origin or b.) not of hispanic origin which I think crosses the line.

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2011, 08:43:58 am »
This has always bothered me too.  I don't think it's right.  :bs:

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2011, 04:56:13 pm »
It is the fastest growing demographic population in the U.S. Companies have realized that they do have buying power and can help make or break a product line. So they have found the need to listen to their opinions. They ask about gender, race and age also to ensure they are getting a good cross sample of the population. The opinion are of a elderly white women is going to be different then that of a 20-something hispanic male who has 3 kids.

^^this is the answer to your question. It may or may not be a qualifier, but they are very interested in finding people who fit that demographic for the reason Phx said.

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Re: Just curious, why do all surveys ask if you are Hispanic?
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2011, 12:09:06 am »
Yes, i wonder that too. Why twice? You could contact them and ask i guess.

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