Latino/Hispanic/Latinx: There's no preference
Hispanic or Latino: For most, it makes no difference which term is used to refer to them, according to a Gallup poll.
By the numbers: If they had to choose, 57% of those polled say they prefer the term Hispanic, while only 5% prefer the term Latinx.
- Latinx, meant to be a gender-neutral and inclusive alternative, is generally used just by younger people in the U.S., per another poll conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center.
The big picture: In Latin America and the Caribbean, however, the panethnic and gender-inclusive term of choice is Latine, since the X is almost impossible to pronounce in Spanish.