Hispanics in the United States have expressed complex and nuanced political attitudes and fluctuating levels of support for the parties over the past 40 years. And their policy views do not always align with those of non-Latinos in the same party, according to recent Pew Research Center surveys. About half of Hispanic Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (54%) say it is more important to protect the right to own guns than it is to control gun ownership, while a far higher share of non-Hispanic Republicans (83%) say the same. Among Democrats, by contrast, Hispanics and non-Hispanics hold similar views on this question, with overwhelming majorities saying controlling gun ownership is more important. Similarly, Hispanic Republicans are less likely than non-Hispanic Republicans to say it is a very important immigration policy goal to increase security at the U.S.-Mexico border (55% vs. 74%) and increase deportations of immigrants living in the United States illegally (32% vs. 52%), according to an August Pew Research Center survey.