Fact Sheet Election 2004
The Latino and Asian Vote
Jeffrey S. Passel
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As election 2004 approaches, impact at the voting booth of the nation's two largest immigrant-dominated populationsLatinos and Asiansis increasing. This fact sheet uses data from the Current Population Survey to detail the demographics of these two populations. Political factors and future trends are also considered. Urban Institute analysis underscores the fact that voting levels among Latinos and Asians lag well behind the groups' population growth, largely because many new immigrants are not yet citizens and their children are still too young to vote. As a result, the full political force of on?going demographic change will be felt over decades, not years.
Research Areas Immigrants and immigration
Tags Immigrant communities demographics and trends Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population