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By Luis R. Fraga, John A. Garcia, Rodney E. Hero, Michael Jones-Correa, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Gary M. Segura

Latinos within the New Millennium is the most up-tp-date and entire profile of Latinos within the usa: their social features, team kin, coverage positions, and political orientations. The authors draw on details from the 2006 Latino nationwide Survey (LNS), the biggest and such a lot unique resource of information on Hispanics in the US. This e-book presents crucial wisdom approximately Latinos, contextualizing learn facts through structuring dialogue round many dimensions of Latino political lifestyles within the U.S. The encyclopedic diversity and intensity of the LNS permits the authors to appraise Latinos' crew features, attitudes, behaviors, and their perspectives on quite a few subject matters. This examine monitors the complexity of Latinos, from contemporary immigrants to these whose grandparents have been born within the usa.

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Although we did not design Latinos in the New Millennium to be only a political reference book, the insight and value-added nature of this project is the collective background and experience of the contributors as longtime and well-established observers and analysts of Latino politics. We begin the political side of this almanac with an examination of core political values that are central to the American political system. Matters such as trust in government, sense of civic engagement, expectations about the role of government in civil society, beliefs about fairness, and access Latinos in the New Millennium 25 for all persons in society are covered.

Our data provide tentative clues to the answers to these complex questions. Latinos’ Electoral Choices Are Heavily Influenced by a Coethnic Candidate on the Ballot The perceptions discussed earlier of Latinos as clannish and as maintaining distinctive cultural practices might lead one to believe that voting choices would be significantly influenced if a Latino or Latina were running for office. The assumption is that voters generally vote for candidate(s) of their same racial-ethnic background.

3. When asked whether they consider themselves “born-again Christian, spirit-filled Christian or involved in the charismatic movement,” more than one-third of the respondents, irrespective of generation, said yes. However, those born in the United States were definitely more likely than immigrants to respond in the negative; 54 percent of the second generation and beyond said no, compared to 42 percent of the immigrants. ” It may be that some of the recent immigrants simply did not understand the terminology used in the question.

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