Field Dates: 10/3/07 – 11/9/07

Respondents:  Nationally-representative sample of 2,000 Latino respondents ages 18 and older

The 2007 National Survey of Latinos (NSL) coincided with a period of increased local- and state-level legislative actions, and stepped-up enforcement measures that accompanied the growing national debate over illegal immigration.

In order to capture Hispanic perceptions in the presence of increased public attention, the survey included new questions regarding such issues as fears of deportation and attitudes about enforcement policies. In addition, questions that have been asked in prior Pew Hispanic Center surveys regarding such topics as attitudes towards immigrants and perceptions of discrimination were also included.