Coronavirus Hispanic Conversation Update

As a follow up to last week’s video from the coronavirus research OYE is performing, the OYE health team breaks down numerous trends in U.S. Hispanic conversation including what English speaking vs. Spanish speaking Hispanics discussed most regarding coronavirus.

What is Latinx? Latinx is, more recently, a new, gender-neutral, pan-ethnic label to describe the nation’s Hispanic population. The emergence of Latinx coincides with a global movement to introduce gender-neutral nouns and pronouns into many languages whose grammar has traditionally used male or female constructions. It was added to a widely used English dictionary in 2018, reflecting its greater use. Yet the use of Latinx is not common practice, and the term’s emergence has generated debate about its appropriateness in a gendered language like Spanish.

A few key points from this report:

  1. Conversation again increases for U.S. Hispanics (up to approx 8% total) as a percentage of the overall coronavirus conversation.
  2. Negative sentiment again increases, the highest amount is for Spanish speakers at 64%.
  3. Language trends are different than for most U.S. Hispanic studies, a breakdown of 46.1% Spanish vs 48.8% English and 5.1% billingual.
  4. Topics trending included morbid topics such as death (both in English and Spanish).

In this video, the OYE team shares insights from this week’s coronavirus Hispanic conversation including trends that have arisen during the last week. Download the report via the link below.

Watch the video and download the full report below.