Hispanic Americans are a becoming a crucial demographic for both political parties. However, in recent elections, Hispanics have strongly preferred Democratic candidates. Juhem Navarro-Rivera identifies a significant problem facing the Republican party — that for many conservative activists minority outreach is not a priority — and what Republicans must do to gain the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond.
By refusing to hear a case on Alabama’s immigration law and letting the lower court decision stand, the Supreme Court’s decision more closely aligns with public preferences for federally-based solutions to immigration.
If Rhode Island legalizes gay marriage, it will make New England the first region where all states have legalized marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Americans’ perceptions of deportations influence their support for a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the country illegally, which make have an impact on bipartisan support for the new immigration bill.
Can evangélicos become an important force in American politics?
This week in cities across North America another baseball season is commencing. Known as “America’s pastime,” baseball has, in reality, seen its cultural influence decline with the rise of other professional sports, including football.
In an op-ed for NBC Latino, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera explores the ongoing tug-of-war within the Republican Party between Hispanic Americans and the Tea Party.
As the first Pope from the region that currently includes a plurality of the world’s Catholic population, Pope Francis I’s election signals the importance of Latin America to the Church. Francis’ election may also help rekindle Catholicism among those in the U.S. with roots in Latin America: the Hispanic population.
In the wake of Obama’s strong performance among Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, the Tea Party Express, the largest Tea Party organization, has announced that it will start an outreach campaign to attract Hispanic voters.
Despite the GOP’s recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama’s State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response.