The Political Incorporation of Cuban Americans

  title={The Political Incorporation of Cuban Americans},
  author={Benjamin G. Bishin and Casey A. Klofstad},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={586 - 599}
This article examines the political implications of the changing demographics of the Cuban American community. Over the past decade, pundits have predicted a massive shift in Cuban American voting behavior owing to demographic changes in the community. The authors find evidence that the attitudes of Cuban Americans have undergone significant changes, driven largely by the increased number of post-Mariel (1980) immigrants. The authors also find, however, that these dramatic changes have not yet… Expand

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