Political Identity Convergence: On Being Latino, Becoming a Democrat, and Getting Active

@article{Huddy2016PoliticalIC,
  title={Political Identity Convergence: On Being Latino, Becoming a Democrat, and Getting Active},
  author={Leonie Huddy and Lilliana Mason and S. Nechama Horwitz},
  journal={RSF},
  year={2016},
  volume={2},
  pages={205 - 228}
}
The majority of Latinos in the United States identify with the Democratic Party, a tendency with broad political implications as Latinos become an increasingly large segment of the population. Little research, however, has delved into the origins of this preference. In this research, we contrast two explanations for Latinos’ Democratic proclivities: an instrumental explanation grounded in ideological policy preferences and an expressive identity account based on the defense of Latino identity… 

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