Same-sex marriage support has grown among Latinos, survey finds
More than half of the nation’s Latinos are in favor of same-sex marriage, according to a survey released on Thursday, dispelling a long-standing notion that their religious beliefs offered a safe path to Republicans looking to stake a claim in the community through shared social values.
Just six years ago, 56 percent of Latinos were against same-sex marriage. Today, their rate of approval stands at 52 percent over all and slightly higher — 54 percent — among Latino Catholics, the survey by the Pew Research Center found.
Latino evangelicals, on the other hand, remain strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, affirming their conservative credentials in a demographic group whose politics and positions, liberal and conservative, have become more in line with Americans over all. Partisanship among Latinos continued to be lopsided: 70 percent identified themselves as Democrats or leaning toward the Democratic Party. (The survey found 51 percent of the electorate over all identified as Democrat or leaning Democrat.)
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