Testing Huntington: Is Hispanic Immigration a Threat to American Identity?

@article{Citrin2007TestingHI,
  title={Testing Huntington: Is Hispanic Immigration a Threat to American Identity?},
  author={J. Citrin and Amy E. Lerman and M. Murakami and Kathryn L Pearson},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={31 - 48}
}
Samuel Huntington argues that the sheer number, concentration, linguistic homogeneity, and other characteristic of Hispanic immigrants will erode the dominance of English as a nationally unifying language, weaken the country's dominant cultural values, and promote ethnic allegiances over a primary identification as an American. Testing these hypotheses with data from the U.S. Census and national and Los Angeles opinion surveys, we show that Hispanics acquire English and lose Spanish rapidly… Expand
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