The New York Times reports that a majority of Latino voters now support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey released today. The finding bucks the conventional view of Latino voters as primarily conservative regarding social issues.
The Pew Research Center poll revealed that 52 percent of Latinos favored same-sex marriage, a major swing from only 44 percent six years ago. Fifty-four percent of Latino Catholics support gay marriage.
One group remains steadfastly against same-sex marriage, however; only 25 percent of Latino evangelicals favor marriage equality.
The revealing numbers could hint at Latino support for either President Obama or Mitt Romney in next month’s election. Pew reported that Latino registered voters of any religious group back Obama three-to-one over his Republican rival.