Publications

Are Asian Americans Who Have Interracial Relationships Politically Distinct?

Danielle Casarez Lemi, SMU, and Augustine Kposowa, University of California, Riverside

Key finding: People with interracial partners are more likely to care about racial issues, less likely to favor co-ethnic candidates and to belong to ethnically concentrated civic groups, and are no more likely to be concerned about immigration or favor a pathway to citizenship.

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The Politics of Latina/o Faith: Examining Religion as a Political Cleavage Among Latinas/os

Alicia Reyes-Barrientez

Key takeaways from Dr. Reyes-Barrientez's research:

  • A majority of Latinas/os self-identify as conservative and yet affiliate with and vote for candidates of the Democratic Party.
  • Latina/o evangelical Catholics and Latina/o evangelical Protestants maintain similar religious beliefs and behaviors.
  • Latina/o Catholics are more likely to express a strong sense of group consciousness and more likely to vote for the Democratic Party than Latina/o Protestants.
  • Latina/o evangelical Catholics are more likely to express a strong sense of group consciousness and more likely to identify with the Democratic Party than Latina/o evangelical Protestants.

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Framing Immigration: An Overview of Persuasive Messaging Strategies for Political Communicators

Aileen Cardona-Arroyo

Research conclusions:

  • News of immigrant protests increases Latinos/as’ welcoming policy attitudes
  • News of immigrant protests increases non-Latinos/as’ restrictive policy attitudes

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