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Latino voters want policy makers to aggressively combat global warming and pass clean energy legislation

In the eve of the 2016 presidential election, we asked Latino voters in the key states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia about their environmental preferences. While much of the attention has been on immigration and the economy, like all voters in the electorate, Latino voters are paying attention to a wide […]

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Survey of NCLR Community Leaders: Both Parties Need To Do Better In Addressing Latino Issues

NCLR’s Community Influencers Identify the Most Important Issues for the Latino Community and Reflect on how the Republican and Democratic parties respond to the Latino Community This week NCLR affiliates from across the country came together for the Latino Voter Summit to discuss the most important issues in their communities. Latino Decisions conducted a real-time […]

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Can Pope Francis Mobilize Latinos That Care About the Environment?

Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the Pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Polling Memo Here      Slide Deck Here •  Over three-quarters (76%) of Latinos support Pope Francis’s theology on environmental conservation. •  Nearly nine out of ten (87%) of are interested in […]

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New poll: Latinos Want CA Legislature to Tackle Pollution, Climate Change in Latino communities

In a first of its kind effort, new groundbreaking data points to overwhelming support by California Latino voters on critical positions on the need for stronger state efforts in combating pollution particularly in communities of color, reducing our dependency on petroleum, and further expanding the Green Economy in Latino communities.  The poll of 400 Latino […]

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New poll results of California Latino voter attitudes on climate change legislation

Today, Latino Decisions releases new results of Latino registered voters in California and their opinions and attitudes towards the environment and climate change bills currently being considered in the State Legislature.  Full poll results can be found here: http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/CA-Climate-Results-Book.pdf The poll was implemented by pollster Adrian Pantoja, an expert in the area of Latino public […]

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Latino Voters Key Factor in Success of Environmental Ballot Initiatives in 2014

New Report Shows Environment, Protection of Public Lands Mobilizes Latino Voters A groundbreaking study released today finds evidence that Latinos’ stated concerns for the environment and protection of America’s public lands is demonstrated at the voting booth – and impacts policy. The new research brief, released by leading pollster Latino Decisions and the nonprofit Hispanic […]

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Combating Climate Change is a Distinct and Top Foreign Policy Issue for Latinos

Certain policy issues tend to define presidential elections. In the 1992 election, economic issues played a decisive role, or as Clinton’s campaign advisor James Carville noted, “It’s the economy, stupid.” In 2004, the war on terror and moral issues were prominent issues. Looking forward to the 2016 election, foreign policy issues may come to play […]

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Environmental Issues Will Affect Latino Voting Behavior in this Election

A common stereotype about the Latino electorate is that environmental issues are ranked lower to more pressing issues like immigration, jobs, the economy, education and crime. Indeed, when one thinks about who an environmentalist is, typically a wealthy tree-hugging White American comes to mind and not a working-class Latino. However this stereotype is dead wrong. […]

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Playing the Environmental Card: A Winning Strategy for Mobilizing Latinos in 2014

Heading into the 2014 midterm election, President Obama faced an opportunity with Latino voters.  If he issued an executive order on immigration, Latino voters would be very enthusiastic about turning out to vote and Democratic candidates would undoubtedly win the lion’s share of the Latino vote.  However the White House decided to delay any action […]

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Deep Familial Connections to Land Drives Hispanic Conservation Attitudes

Last week Latino Decisions released results from a poll sponsored by Hispanics Enjoying Camping Hunting and Outdoors (HECHO), an organization dedicated to preserving America’s public lands that focused on the value Latinos place in protecting public lands. TOPLINES HERE and PRESENTATION SLIDE DECK HERE  The survey was conducted in Colorado and New Mexico, two states where the […]

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