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A science blogger on the 'socially conservative' Latino voter

It isn't every day that science bloggers write about Latino voters' attitudes, so a recent post on this topic from Discover Magazine's Razib Khan caught my eye.

In his Gene Expression blog, Khan posted the results of some queries that he ran on Latinos' attitudes on "a range of 'hot-button' social issues" post-2000 in the General Social Survey, or GSS, which measures social trends.

Khan concluded that while the results can be used to support the argument that Latinos are socially conservative, "they are not of the magnitude or direction of difference that one finds when comparing evangelical white Protestants to other whites, or even blacks to whites," and that this makes the Latinos-are-social-conservatives argument somewhat misleading.

The entire post can be read here.

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