WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says Latinos in America are optimistic about their lives, despite challenges posed by discrimination, job insecurity and personal finances.
The report released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health is based on a poll of nearly 1,500 Latino Americans.
About 44 percent indicate they live in predominantly Hispanic communities. About 40 percent say the housing available to them is fair or poor. More than a third rate as fair or poor public transportation systems and recreational facilities.
About a quarter say they experienced discrimination in the past year.
Still, 9 in 10 Latino Americans say they are satisfied with their lives overall. And 77percent think their children will receive a better education than they have.