The NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby survey series ends with a a look at lighter issues and how Latinos feel about them.
When it comes to the last time they weighed themselves, Latinos are diverse in their habits, with 20 percent each of those surveyed saying they either weighed themselves today or within the past week, 19 percent saying they last did so more than a month ago, and 18 percent within the past two days.
But Latinos are not hyper-conscious about their weight. Asked a hypothetical question on whether they would rather be thin or rich, more than two thirds of Latinos, 68 percent say they would rather be rich than thinner (25 percent). It’s also not all about money — 78 percent of Latinos surveyed would rather be smarter than better looking, showing the group valued being intellectual.
When it comes to the issue of sex, 66 percent said they would rather have sex than eat their favorite meal. Twenty three percent said they would opt for the plate of pernil or the mole over sex.
The Latinos surveyed were nearly unanimous in their feelings on one question, however. The group overwhelmingly said they would rather be happy instead of famous, with 92 percent agreeing, as opposed to the 6 percent who would prefer to be famous.
Previous NBC Latino/Zogby survey stories have looked at Latino identity, as Hispanics say they are American first, as well as when they think the first Latino president may be elected, and additionally, their views on same-sex marriage, where the majority said they are in favor.