EXCLUSIVE: White Liberals Far More Likely To Use Term ‘Latinx’ Than Hispanics
Voters go to the polls for Super Tuesday primaries in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights on February 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Latinos are an increasingly important factor in California where they are expected to account for 14 percent of the vote and tend to favor presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) over rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).
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A new survey of registered American voters has revealed just 3% prefer the gender-neutral term Latinx to refer to Hispanic voters, revealing white liberals are far more likely to use the term than Hispanics.

The new Echelon Insights poll shared with The Daily Wire, conducted January 21-23, included 1,029 registered voters who were asked, “When it comes to describing people who are of Spanish-speaking heritage of some kind, which of the following terms do you think is most appropriate to use?”

The most popular response was “Hispanic,” selected by 42% of respondents, including 55% of Hispanic respondents. “By their own nationality” ranked second with 26%, followed by “Latino or Latina” selected by 15%.

The use of the term Latinx has been popularized by those who seek to introduce gender-neutral nouns and pronouns into various languages that have traditionally included male and female constructions. The term has been used in the U.S. for at least a decade, added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2018.

The Latinx term is not commonly used among the vast majority of Spanish-speaking people. The new survey shows that among American voters, and especially among American voters of Hispanic descent, the term is not a preferred label. According to Echelon Insights, not a single Hispanic respondent identified with Latinx.

Among ethnic groups in the U.S., white voters were the most likely group to prefer the gender-neutral term, though Latinx was still only preferred by 4% of the group.

A similar study by Pew Research in 2020 found that about one in four U.S. Hispanics had heard of the term Latinx, but only 3% use it.

The debate over gender-neutral pronouns and the LGBTQ+ agenda associated with them continues to drive controversy among many Americans. The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh recently appeared on “Dr. Phil” where he asked two transgender individuals to answer the question, “What is a woman?” The Daily Wire previously reported:

The guests both said that they were unable to define what a woman is, instead telling Walsh, bluntly, “No, I can’t,” and suggesting “womanhood” is “different” for each person and therefore cannot be defined.

Walsh told Dr. Phil that when it comes to children, there can be a “basic confusion” about gender but that does not make a child “transgender.” Giving an example, he said if a four-year-old boy tells a parent they are a girl, the parent should ask why. The author said the kid will likely say that he wants to play with a dollhouse, or likes the color pink. Walsh said that the child just wants to do stereotypically girl things, which is fine, but it does not change his sex or gender. That child is still a boy.

Expanding on the idea, Walsh posed the question to two guests, LGBT activist Addison, who is “non-binary,” and Ethan, who is also “non-binary.”

“What is a woman? Can you tell me what a woman is?” Walsh queried.

“No, I can’t,” admitted Ethan, “because it’s not for me to say. Womanhood looks different for everybody.”

Speaking to Addison, Walsh stated, “You stood up here and said, ‘Trans women are women.’ What is a woman?”

“Womanhood is … something that I cannot define,” Addison said.

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