Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate
Six Take-Aways from the Census Bureau’s Voting Report
An Awakened Giant: The Hispanic Electorate is Likely to Double by 2030
Aging, Naturalization and Immigration Will Drive Growth
Latino Voters in the 2012 Election
Obama 71%; Romney 27%
Latinos, Religion and Campaign 2012
Latinos are divided by religion in their preferences in the upcoming presidential election. Three-quarters of Latino Catholics and eight-in-ten religiously unaffiliated Latinos support President Barack Obama’s re-election.
Latino Voters Support Obama by 3-1 Ratio, But Are Less Certain than Others about Voting
Latino registered voters prefer President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 69% to 21% and express growing satisfaction with the direction of the nation and the state of their personal finances but are somewhat less certain than non-Hispanics that they will vote in this election, according to a new nationwide survey of 1,765 Latinos.
Latinos and the 2012 Election
A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged That of Whites, Blacks
Due to their ongoing population growth, Latinos comprise a greater share of the nation’s eligible voters than they did just a few years ago—11.0% this year, up from 9.5% in 2008 and 8.2% in 2004. However, the turnout rate of eligible Latino voters has historically lagged that of whites and blacks by substantial margins.
Latinos in the 2012 Election: Alabama
There are 45,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Alabama, 1% of all eligible voters in the state.
Latinos in the 2012 Election: Arizona
There are 824,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Arizona, 19% of all eligible voters in the state.