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Latinos are a growing and highly diverse presence in the U.S. political landscape. The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project conducts public opinion surveys that are a unique source of information on the variety of Hispanic views and positions on a range of public policy issues. The center also surveys the impact of population growth on voter registration.

Recent topics explored include Latinos’ views of the war in Iraq; the 2008 elections; and Hispanic attitudes towards learning English. The center also completed a major survey of American public opinion on immigration issues; studied the views of recently-arrived migrants on the immigration debate; and conducted a survey of Mexican migrants voting by absentee ballots in the Mexican elections.

The information is developed through rigorous scientific research including public opinion surveys, with the goal of helping journalists, academics, political analysts and the public learn more about Latinos and American politics.

The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. The center is a project of the Pew Research Center a Pew subsidiary and a nonpartisan "fact tank" in Washington, D.C., that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

For more information about its research into the role that Hispanics play in U.S. politics, visit the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project.

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