A majority of Puerto Ricans support statehood for Puerto Rico, according to a recent poll published by Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper, El Nuevo Dia. 57% selected statehood as their preferred permanent status option. In contrast, the colonial status quo garnered just 34% and independence received a minute 5%.
The newspaper announced that this is the first time in their polling history that the option of statehood has been preferred by the majority of Puerto Ricans.
Support for statehood increased further when participants were asked to choose between statehood and independence. Puerto Ricans would choose statehood by a margin of 77% to 12%.
This poll was conducted by Kaagan Research Associates, Inc. of New York City and by the Research Office from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
On the web:
See the graph (in Spanish): Status Graph
See the article (in Spanish): El Nuevo Día – Resurge la impaciencia con el status