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Catholicism and the Latino Vote

Chris Mathews; Raymond Arthur Smith

Title:
Catholicism and the Latino Vote
Author(s):
Mathews, Chris
Smith, Raymond Arthur
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Reports
Department(s):
Political Science
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Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
Abstract:
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.
Subject(s):
Hispanic Americans
Political science
Religion
Voting
Catholics
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Chris Mathews, Raymond Arthur Smith, , Catholicism and the Latino Vote, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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