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Pew Survey Finds That Latinos See COVID-19 As Greater Threat Than Other Americans




The normally busy morning freway commute see's less cars on the roads of Los Angeles, California on March 20, 2020, a day after Los Angeles County announced a near-lockdown, urging all residents to stay home except for essential needs.
The normally busy morning freway commute see's less cars on the roads of Los Angeles, California on March 20, 2020, a day after Los Angeles County announced a near-lockdown, urging all residents to stay home except for essential needs.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly anxiety inducing for all Americans, but a new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that Latino Americans are more likely to perceive coronavirus as a danger to their personal health and finances. 

In part, that’s because lots of Latinos work in service industries and are less likely to have health insurance. They were also especially hurt by the Great Recession. We sit down with one of the authors of the study to break down the results and the methodology. 

Plus, if you are Latino, we want to hear from you. What are your anxieties about the effects of the coronavirus? And do you feel like you are facing particular threats that other Americans are not? Call us at 866-893-5722.

With guest host A Martínez

Guest:

Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Global Migration and Demography Research at the Pew Research Center and one of the authors of the recent survey “Hispanics more likely than Americans overall to see coronavirus as a major threat to health and finances