Preference for Racial or Ethnic Terminology

Preferred term1Percent
 Of Spanish origin12.34
 Some other term7.85
 No preference10.18
 European American2.35
 Some other term1.97
 No preference16.53
 African American28.07
 Some other term2.19
 No preference9.11
American Indian 
 American Indian49.76%
 Native American37.35
 Some other term3.66
 Alaska Native3.51
 No preference5.72
NOTE: 2000 census data were not available at press time.
1. People who identified themselves as white, black, Hispanic, American Indian /Alaska Native, or multiracial were given a list of terms describing their respective racial or ethnic group and were asked to choose which term they preferred, or whether they preferred a term not stated, or had no preference.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau Survey, May 1995.

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