A Catholic Latino Vote?
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Olivier Richomme’s chapter examines the fastest growing segment of the Catholic vote: Latinos. Although Latinos now are the largest Catholic ethnic group, their political influence is limited by factors such as low rates of citizenship, registration, and voting, as well as their geographic concentrations that dilute their Electoral College impact. Further, there is an evidence of trending away from Catholicism among Latinos, especially among the young. Many are becoming non-religious and evangelical Protestant churches have made significant inroads with attracting Latinos adherents. So although the Latino population is growing fast in the USA, the political influence of the Catholic component is uncertain.