The minority community in the Denver metro area is more concerned about jobs and the economy than the Anglo community. Sixty-three percent of Hispanics and 76 percent of Back residents of the area rate the economy and jobs the “most important problem facing the country.” Fifty-eight percent of Anglo voters say it is the top issue.
After the economy, education is the minority community’s top concern. Education, of course, is considered the best tool to improve one’s position in the economy.
The minority community does register special concern about illegal immigration and discrimination. Illegal immigration is the third most important issue for Hispanic residents and discrimination is tied for second among African-American residents.