Latino Catholic and religiously unaffiliated registered voters
strongly prefer President Obama to Governor Mitt Romney, while Latino
evangelical registered voters are more divided among the two candidates,
though they still favor Obama. A new survey from Pew Hispanic Center and Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, looked
at Latino voter preferences through the lens of religion. The poll
finds Latino voter preferences do not mirror non-Hispanic white
preferences, with religious Latinos more Democratic than non-Latinos,
and also more supportive of gay marriage.
“Latino Catholics or evangelicals, when you compare them to
non-Latino whites, tend to be more liberal and Democrat in their
orientation, though it’s more evenly split among Latino evangelicals,”
says Luis Lugo, Director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and one of the authors of the report.
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