The 1996 Chicago latino registered voter political survey: Political participation and public policy positions

David K. Jesuit, Angela Nirchi, Maria Vidal de Haymes, Peter M. Sanchez

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    Abstract

    The Latino population in the United States has been expanding at a tremendous rate in recent decades and as the number of Latinos in the United States grows, so does their potential for influencing American politics grow. Yet, we have a very limited understanding of Latino civic engagement, political behavior, and public policy opinions. This article presents the results of a survey of 408 registered Latino voters in Chicago, Illinois. The findings advance a multidimensional understanding of Latino political behaviors and attitudes through the examination of multiple measures of political participation and opinions concerning political parties and public issues such as welfare reform, immigration, naturalization and official language policy, bilingual education, capital punishment, gun control, and affirmative action. Findings are discussed in the context of earlier studies of Latino electoral participation and American public policy opinions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)151-165
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Poverty
    Volume4
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

    Keywords

    • Electoral participation
    • Latino voters
    • Political parties
    • Public policy opinions

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