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47.1 Perceived Relations among People of Different Cultures

This indicator uses survey data to determine the perception of relations between people of different cultures and racial backgrounds in Albuquerque.

This indicator is part of Positive cultural relations.

Indicator description:

For many years, the City has polled its residents about their perceptions of relations between people of different cultures and racial backgrounds in Albuquerque, asking if they are excellent, good, fair or poor.  The surveys were conducted by Research and Polling, Inc., under contract to the City of Albuquerque.  No comparative data from other cities could be found relating to this indicator. (Note: The 2011 survey did not report data for Native American, African American or Asian American participants.)

Perception of Racial/Cultural Relations by Group
Race2005 Excellent/Good2007 Excellent/Good2011 Excellent/Good
Hispanic 59% 58% 59%
Caucasian not Hispanic
64% 63% 58%
African Americans
34% 51% not collected
Native Americans 50% 59% not collected
Asian Americans
66% 66% not collected

Why is this indicator relevant?

Albuquerque prides itself in its unique ethnic and cultural make up. The City’s vision statement recognizes its “culturally rich" community as a highly valued strategic condition. Albuquerque is a majority minority community and this diversity impacts the quality of life in our community, influencing its arts, family traditions, economy, unique communities, and physical conditions among many other conditions. Caucasian-non Hispanic residents compose 49% of the community’s population. About 40% of Albuquerque residents are Hispanic. African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian American have approximately equal population proportions, totaling over 10% of the entire population. In order for Albuquerque to progress, it is vital that positive and respectful relations exist among its diverse populations.


Data Source:
City of Albuquerque Citizen Perception of Community Conditions, Research and Polling, Inc., 1993, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011.

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What can we tell from the data?

  • Since 1993, responses indicating relations were excellent/good has risen from 47% in 2003 to 61% in 2005 and 2007. This dipped slightly in 2011 to 58%.

 

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