- Catholicism and the Latino Vote
Smith, Raymond Arthur
- Political Science
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- Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
- This brief focuses on Latinos and how Catholicism might influence their voting behavior. A large majority of Latinos are Catholic and a key indicator of how they cast their ballots is how closely a candidate or policy reflects traditional Catholic values. The Republican Party shares so many of these values which makes it attractive to Latinos, however, because of a recent absence of strong “Catholic rhetoric” in the Republican Party, not only are more Latinos joining the Democrats, they are becoming less religious.
Hispanic American studies
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