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Thread: Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

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    Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

    Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Center for Immigration Studies.

    The in-person poll, taken during August and September, sampled 1,004 Mexicans across the country on subjects related to illegal immigration and amnesty in the United States.

    When asked “Should the primary loyalty of Mexican-Americans be to Mexico or to the U.S.?” 68.8 percent of respondents in Mexico said that it should be to Mexico, while only 19.7 percent said it should be to the United States. Another 11.5 percent of respondents said they were not sure.

    Steven Camarota, director of research at the CIS, told CNSNews.com that the Spanish phrase translated as “Mexican-Americans” (“los estadounidenses de origen mexicano”) was carefully selected to ensure that respondents knew that it included those born in the U.S. He particularly stressed the Spanish word ‘estadounidenses.’

    “It means ‘United States-ian’ — (that’s) how it translates,” he said, “and it’s understood by everyone in Mexico to include, clearly, people born in the United States of Mexican ancestry.”

    Camarota also told CNSNews.com that just over one-third of respondents (36 percent) said that they would come to the U.S., if they could. Of that group, 68 percent said they think that Mexican-Americans owe loyalty to Mexico over the United States.

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    Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

    Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Center for Immigration Studies.

    The in-person poll, taken during August and September, sampled 1,004 Mexicans across the country on subjects related to illegal immigration and amnesty in the United States.

    When asked “Should the primary loyalty of Mexican-Americans be to Mexico or to the U.S.?” 68.8 percent of respondents in Mexico said that it should be to Mexico, while only 19.7 percent said it should be to the United States. Another 11.5 percent of respondents said they were not sure.

    Steven Camarota, director of research at the CIS, told CNSNews.com that the Spanish phrase translated as “Mexican-Americans” (“los estadounidenses de origen mexicano”) was carefully selected to ensure that respondents knew that it included those born in the U.S. He particularly stressed the Spanish word ‘estadounidenses.’

    “It means ‘United States-ian’ — (that’s) how it translates,” he said, “and it’s understood by everyone in Mexico to include, clearly, people born in the United States of Mexican ancestry.”

    Camarota also told CNSNews.com that just over one-third of respondents (36 percent) said that they would come to the U.S., if they could. Of that group, 68 percent said they think that Mexican-Americans owe loyalty to Mexico over the United States.

  3. #3
    I can totally understand loyalty to one's home country, but who's buttering their bread?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">68.8 percent of respondents in Mexico said .. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Why Zogby/Camarota asks people in Mexico who the US born American of Mexican descend should have loyalty to and then uses result of survey to imply that Americans of Mexican descent have those same sentiments?

    It's like asking British Citizens who they thought American born subjects of British ancestry should be loyal to and then implying that the responce to such survey was the sentiment of those in America.

    I guess it is possible that Mexicans in US have more loyalty to Mexico than to US. I haven't surveyed any.
    But Camarota shoots his own feet by asking the wrong people about it.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OldE:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">68.8 percent of respondents in Mexico said .. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Why Zogby/Camarota asks people in Mexico who the US born American of Mexican descend should have loyalty to and then uses result of survey to imply that Americans of Mexican descent have those same sentiments?

    It's like asking British Citizens who they thought American born subjects of British ancestry should be loyal to and then implying that the responce to such survey was the sentiment of those in America.

    I guess it is possible that Mexicans in US have more loyalty to Mexico than to US. I haven't surveyed any.
    But Camarota shoots his own feet by asking the wrong people about it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You are correct. I thought the poll was conducted in the U.S. but now after reading your post I understand it was conducted in Mexico. Very confusing and pointless study. They should have surveyed the Mexicans in the U.S.. Can't help but think this was intentionally misleading.

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    All Nigerians say Nigerian-Americans owe loyalty to America over Nigeria; also even Nigerians in Nigeria say we owe loyalty to America over Nigeria. 90% of Nigerian GNP come from Nigerian New York City Taxi Drivers; from 55th street to 34th street in 5 minutes ! The best Taxi Drivers in the world !!

    God bless America and Nigeria and no one else !

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