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New Pew Study Explores Link Between Religion And Politics In Latinos’ Lives

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Aired 10/18/12

More than half of the country’s Latinos favor allowing same-sex marriage, according to a recent poll by the Pew Hispanic Center.

New Pew Study Explores Link Between Religion And Politics In Latinos' Lives
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New Pew Study Explores Link Between Religion And Politics In Latinos' Lives

A new Pew Research Center study explores the changing landscape of religion in Latinos' lives.

The Latino community traditionally has been more conservative on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that’s changing for most Latinos, even Catholics. Evangelicals remain opposed to same-sex marriage.

According to the study this marks a dramatic shift in public perception in just six years.

Pew’s Luis Lugo says Latinos are looking at many issues when making their voting decisions.

"When we ask Latinos what are the extremely important issues for you in this campaign, this is not an issue that shows up," Lugo said. "It is issues like education, jobs, health care, those are the issues that get the most attention."

A large majority of Latino Catholics support President Obama. They make up 57 percent of Latino registered voters.

Half of Latino evangelicals prefer the president. Almost 40 percent favor Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Evangelicals account for 16 percent of the Latino electorate.

Updated 10/18/12 at 7:38 p.m.

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CaliforniaDefender | October 18, 2012 at 1:19 p.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago

“Every poll that we’ve ever done shows that moral issues are not how Latinos vote.”

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I thought that was already clear from their support of illegal immigration.

But I am happy to see that 16% are unaffiliated with any religion. That is definitely a step in the right direction from their historical obedience to the Pope.

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Brittanicus | October 21, 2012 at 7:29 p.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago

Two Washington bills that guarantees bringing to a trickle the daily illegal alien invasion? 1. A nationwide E-Verify “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” that will forever stanch jobs being handed to illegal workers, as long as the penalties for employers are harsh and include prison time. 2. “THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT” that will immediately stop the annual progression of smuggling unborn children into America, as no longer will that baby or babies be granted immediate citizenship, as at least one family member must be a U.S. citizen. These are the ONLY assurances that will not only start a self deportation of foreign nationals unlawfully settled here, but will end illegal immigration as we know it. Neither the Democrats backed by the hard core Liberal influence or even Republicans have kept these laws from being voted upon in Congress. The TEA PARTY of moderate Conservatives will force these two extremely major laws into the spotlight and insist that these laws have a chance of passage. ITS NOT JUST WHITE AMERICANS THAT WILL SUFFER UNDER OBAMA, AS PRESIDENT AGAIN, BUT EVERY LEGAL IMMIGRANT FROM ANY COUNTRY WHO IS NOW PAYING TAXES? You have seen gas prices, well this present President is in collusion with the environmental zealots who have already closed down coal sources, but he is out to limit drilling for oil and natural gas?

These two mandatory bills have been concealed from public awareness, so that all Americans can convince their State and Federal lawmakers how important it is to pass them. Just the cost of educating children of illegal aliens is a phenomena amount of taxpayers’ money. Hundreds of billions of dollars that could benefit our own citizens and legal resident, instead of being forced to pay under uncompensated mandate forced by the courts. This is the original source of the DREAM ACT controversy, of pregnant Mother mainly arriving here from some foreign government and placing their financial burden on U.S. taxpayers. And so it continuous—the unceasing flow of mothers carrying hidden fetuses, that are clogging our hospitals so delivery becomes our responsibility.

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Brittanicus | October 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago


Under another Obama 4 year administration is a promise to the 20 million plus illegal aliens a Path to Citizenship. So not only illegal aliens will be tempted to vote for the man, but many will and Democrats will intentionally stay oblivious. The cost according to the Heritage Foundation is well over TWO TRILLION DOLLARS to complete the process, which includes Social Security, Supplementary Social Security, retirement, pensions, health care, education and other different financial programs; much of it paid for by taxpayers. At a working age, American citizens begin paying for their retirement, having paid into these systems, but illegal migrants and immigrants in the majority have not? In fact they are even fraudulently using their children to collect 4.6 Billion dollars in child credits, which this government and probably the previous ones don’t think it’s worth prosecuting?

From now and until the general election in November two groups that includes THE NATIONAL TEA PARTY and TRUE TO THE VOTE, will be monitoring organizations that has some affiliation to the ACORN group, other canvassers that was registering illegal voters, who were eventually caught and prosecuted in eleven states for election violations. ACORN since then has assumingly vanished, but has returned under entirely different names. In Addition individuals who knowingly vote in two States which is a felony, along with absentee ballot irregularities will be held accountable. Believe it the Democrats have asked some United Nations group, made up of European Observers to monitor our elections. Personally the UN is the last entity I would entertain in refereeing our voting system. They are just as corrupt as the two principle political parties. When I heard that Obama has given the UN approval of taxing America, for the financial interests of foreign nations, which really was a clincher for ultra socialist agenda’s. His other idea in agreement with the grand United Nations was sharing our deep sea water rights to other countries. Obama is a definite danger to America, with his nationalization health care system and sharing our resources with other countries. My advice is joining the TEA PARTY (THE PEOPLE’S PARTY) and voting in Mitt Romney, as you can observe from TEA PARTY POLITICIANS pushing out Republican incumbents in some states and are gaining in influence.

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