THE HISPANIC CATHOLIC VOTE
In June 2004, Catholics for a Free Choice commissioned Belden Russonello & Stewart
to do a survey of Catholic voters. The survey included 2,239 Catholics
who are likely voters and an oversample of Hispanic Catholics (366 total).
Detailed below are findings on Hispanic Catholics’ positions on
social issues and the upcoming election.
Do you agree that it should be legal for a woman to have an abortion?
Stem Cell Research
Do you support or oppose allowing scientists to use stem cells obtained from very early human embryos, to find cures for serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and Parkinson’s?
Do you support or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
Do you support gay marriage?
Support for Canceling Tax Cuts Among Hispanics
Do you support canceling federal tax cuts and using the money to protect Social Security and improve Medicare? Do you support canceling tax cuts to improve public education?
Bishops in Politics
Do you believe that politicians who are Catholic and who support legal abortion should be denied communion?
How important are the views of the Catholic bishops in the US for you in deciding whom to vote for?
Do you believe voters who are Catholic have a religious obligation to vote against candidates who support legal abortion?
If the election for the president were held today, would you vote for
the Republican George W. Bush, the Democrat John Kerry, or Green Party
candidate Ralph Nader*?
US-born Hispanics (63% Kerry; 33% Bush) and those of Mexican descent (64% Kerry; 30% Bush) exhibit higher levels of support for Kerry than do other Hispanic Catholics.
*Ralph Nader eventually ran as an Independent candidate for president.
Catholics for a Free Choice is a non-partisan organization. We do not
support or oppose candidates for public office. The poll is an educational
tool whose sole purpose is to educate opinion leaders about Catholic
attitudes toward social and policy issues.
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