Evangelicals may be holy grail of Latino vote

And the Public Religion Research Institute, which studies Hispanic values, found that 7 percent of Latinos were raised as evangelicals; among those ages 18 to 29, the figure is 10 percent. Cubans and Puerto Ricans are more likely to identify as evangelicals than other Latinos are, said Juhem Navarro-Rivera, research associate for the nonprofit institute. In Florida, a state with a large Cuban and Puerto Rican population, 20 percent of Latinos are evangelicals.


“Latino evangelicals and Latino Catholics are on the same page on the immigration issue,” said Navarro-Rivera. “Three-quarters of both groups support immigration reform.”

Quoted by Haya El Nasser in Al Jazeera America