Latinx Heritage Month: A Data Resource Guide from ICPSR


Latinx Heritage Month


Happy Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). Let’s explore some of the ICPSR data resources focusing on the Latinx community. Check out the list below, and suggest additions, too!


  • Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA) Series: The SALSA series is comprised of 5 studies, each with multiple datasets which can be used for longitudinal analyses. The SALSA project tracked the incidence of physical and cognitive impairment, dementia, and cardiovascular diseases in elderly Latinos in the Sacramento region. Funded by the National Institute of Aging,  SALSA aimed to assess cognitive, physical, and social functions, examine the effect that cultural, nutritional, social, and cardiovascular risk factors have on overall health and dementia, examine the association between diabetes and functional status, and estimate the prevalence and incidence of dementia in the Latino population in the Sacramento area. Explore this dataset from the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging.


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  • Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) Series: In the early 1990's the National Institute on Aging launched a Hispanic aging funding initiative, which included the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE). The primary purpose of the Hispanic EPESE was to provide estimates of the prevalence of key physical health conditions, mental health conditions, and functional impairments in older Mexican Americans and to compare these estimates with those for other populations. 


  • Latino MSM Community Involvement: HIV Protective Effects (ICPSR 34385): The purpose of this study was to contribute to the conceptual understanding and practical application of social integration theory to health behaviors. The research aimed to investigate the protective effects of community involvement in HIV/AIDS and gay-related organizations for HIV/AIDS sexual risk behavior among Latino gay or bisexual men and transgender individuals in Chicago and San Francisco. 


  • 2012 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES) (ICPSR 36680): The 2012 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES) is a nationally representative telephone survey of Latino immigrants, the majority of whom were not U.S. citizens. The questionnaire instrumentation used in the study was largely adapted from item wordings in the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES). 


  • 2016 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES), [United States] (ICPSR 38129): The 2016 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES) is a panel study of Latino foreign-born residents of the United States, with telephone surveys of nationally representative samples of respondents fielded in 3 waves over 2016-2017. The survey focuses on immigrant civic engagement and political socialization, including items on immigrant attitudes, opinions and electoral and non-electoral political behavior.


  • Latino Second Generation Study, 2012-2013 [United States] (ICPSR 36625): The Latino Second Generation Study is a national survey of the political experiences and attitudes of 1,050 U.S. born second generation Latinos of foreign-born parents. The goal of the project is to advance scholarly understanding of political socialization and of the long-term effects of the U.S. immigration system on citizen, civic and political participation in the U.S. Additional variables include behavior and attitudes, family immigration history, and demographic background.


  • Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) Latino-Hispanic Survey, [United States], 2010 (ICPSR 35616): The Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) studies how Americans view Congress and hold their representatives accountable during elections, how they voted and their electoral experiences, and how their behavior and experiences vary with political geography and social context. This study constructed a very large sample capable of capturing variation across a wide variety of legislative constituencies. The state-level samples are sufficiently large as to measure with a reasonable degree of precision the distribution of voters' preferences within most states. 


  • Latino National Survey (LNS), 2006 (ICPSR 20862): The Latino National Survey (LNS) contains 8,634 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. Interviewing began on November 17, 2005, and continued through August 4, 2006. The survey instrument contained approximately 165 distinct items ranging from demographic descriptions to political attitudes and policy preferences, as well as a variety of social indicators and experiences.


  • Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England, 2006 (ICPSR 24502): The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England is the New England extension of the LATINO NATIONAL SURVEY (LNS), 2006 (ICPSR 20862), which was conducted in 2005-2006. The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England contains 1,200 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. The questionnaire is the same as that used in the original LNS. 



Contact: Dory Knight-Ingram


Special thanks to contributors Annahita Akbarifard, Kathryn Lavender, David Thomas, Tye Beltran, the Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD), the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), and the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature.


Sep 28, 2022

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