Friday, December 4, 2015

Hispanic and Latino American politics

According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates as of July 1, 2013, there are roughly 54 million Hispanics living in the United States, representing approximately 17% of the U.S. total population, making people of Hispanic origin the nation's largest ethnic minority. Mexican Americans alone are 64% of Hispanics,[2] the Democratic Party is considered to be in a far stronger position among Hispanics overall. The U.S. Census indicates that the Hispanic population of the United States is the fastest growing minority group in the country.

More than 9% of eligible voters nationwide are Latino. The majority support for Democratic candidates continues a pattern among Hispanic voters. In a December 2011, 67% of Hispanics said they were Democrats, and 20% said they were Republicans.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I think it is necessary a Civic Education among the Latino population. As important as exercising their right to vote and showing it in that high percentage, know your rights, their boundaries, their origin, how, when, where and why you can/should exercise them it is a propeller to the influence and impact of our community in this society.

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