Salvadorans living outside the country

A recent poll by La Prensa Grafica looked at Salvadoran emigration. Here are some of the results:

  • 73.8% of those polled have relatives living outside of the country; 90% of those in the United States.
  • 21.3% of the respondents answered "yes" when asked if they or a family member had plans to emigrate from El Salvador during the next year.
  • 40% of Salvadorans believe that "coyotes" who transport illegal immigrants should be punished with jail time; 50% disagree.