Pew Research Center analyzes the electorate, voter turnout and the issues that affected President Obama's reelection win in 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.
A recent survey finds Latino Catholic voters strongly favor Obama, while Latino evangelical Protestants are more closely divided in their support for Obama and Romney. The survey also finds rising support for same-sex marriage among Latinos.
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.
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.
There are 45,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Alabama, 1% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 824,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Arizona, 19% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 51,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Arkansas, 2% of all eligible voters in the state.
There are 5.9 million eligible Hispanic voters in California, 26% of all eligible voters in the state.