Title

Latino Views Diverge Based on Nativity

Authors

Rafael Jimeno

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

Political attitudes, political behaviors

Abstract

While it is widely understood that Latinos are not a monolithic group, it is nonetheless common for the media and politicians to treat them as a single voting bloc. Indeed, much attention is devoted during electoral cycles to the “Latino Community,” in spite of the vast differences that exist between Latinos in terms of race, socio-economic status, and country of origin or ancestry. A close analysis of the responses given by Latinos reveals that a significant division exists between the native born and the foreign born, especially when it comes to policy preferences and perceptions of other groups in American society.

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