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Latinos now trust politicians even less than before, but have become more politically active

Michelson, Melissa R. and Lavariega Monforti, Jessica L. (2018) Latinos now trust politicians even less than before, but have become more politically active. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Jul 2018). Website.

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Over the past two decades, Latinos in America have gone from being told that they did not belong in 2006, that they held the electoral balance of power in 2012, and finally back to rejection again with the election of President Trump in 2016. In new research, Melissa R. Michelson and Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti examine the effects of these changing societal messages and sometimes outright racism on Latinos’ cynicism about, and participation in, politics. They find that, compared to 2012, Latinos are now more likely to be interested and participate in politics, at the same time as having far less trust in government.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 23:16

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