The results of a new poll conducted by Lake Research Partners on behalf of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project have been released, showing strong support for abortion rights amongst Latina/o voters.
“This is a watershed moment for the Latina/o community as it provides, for the first time, hard data which defies long held stereotypes about Latina/os and reproductive health,” said NLIRH Executive Director Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas. “This poll underscores the important role of Latino/as in the national debate about access to reproductive health care.”
Indeed, the poll is groundbreaking, and the results an important affirmation of Latina/o support for reproductive justice issues. Amongst others, important findings from the poll include:
- A strong majority – 74% – of Latina/o registered voters agree that a woman has a right to make her own personal, private decisions about abortion without politicians interfering.
- Most Latina/o voters seem willing to disagree with church leaders on the legality of abortion, with nearly seven in ten agreeing that abortion should remain legal despite the position of the church.
- A majority of Latina/o voters agree that money should not determine access to abortion
The findings firmly reject stereotypes of Latina/os as anti-choice or unable to distinguish their political beliefs from their religious affiliation, and should be an important consideration to elected officials trying to capture the ever-growing and powerful Latino vote.
Take a look at the rest of the data from the poll and the methodology behind it at NLIRH’s website!