What We Do

Opinion Research

It's important that the lived experiences and realities of Latinas, our families, and our communities are represented in the opinion research that informs policy and advocacy work

Background

It's important that the lived experiences and realities of Latinas, our families, and our communities are represented in the opinion research that informs policy and advocacy work. There are many common myths that paint a picture of Latinas being socially conservative, particularly in regards to reproductive justice issues such as abortion care and contraception. As a result of these myths, Latinas are often inaccurately labeled and left out of polling data. Additionally, most mainstream opinion research doesn't include large enough samples of Latinas to provide an accurate account of our community's beliefs. Spanish polling is also rarely included, which leaves out a large segment of our population. 

Why It Matters to Latinas

Latinas are not a monolith and reproductive justice issues are not black and white. It's important that opinion research takes into account the rich diversity of the Latino community, including the diversity of experiences and realities, and the impact that they have on Latinas' opinions. Today, Latinas are often at the epicenter of attacks on the human right to reproductive freedom, but are also leading the resistence against these attacks by fighting back at the community and national levels. It's more important than ever to understand our community's views on the complex issues within reproductive justice. By understanding Latinas' opinions, we can provide the resources they need and better advocate for policies on their behalf. 

How We Fight for Justice

NLIRH partners with top-notch researchers to conduct blue ribbon surveys and analysis to better understand Latino views on abortion and other reproductive health, rights, and justice issues. 

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