Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date

Spring 3-31-2023


Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of


Political Science, Department of

BURS Faculty Advisor

Nathan Griffith

Presentation Type

Metadata Only


This paper aims to study the relationship between Latino voters and the multifaceted identity that plays a part in their voting patterns. Because the Latino electorate is only significantly growing more recently, there hasn’t been enough research done that can predict this group to vote in one way or another. Current research shows that group consciousness, those that link with identity, are the main indicators in Hispanics’ voting patterns. This study looks at nationality, country of origin, and whether it impacts gravitation in voting preference toward a certain party. Using the data from the 2018 National Survey of Latinos, and attitudes toward Republican and Democratic parties, I run a multinomial regression to test the relationship between the variables, predicting that immigration and history of authoritarian governments play a larger role on voting preferences than group consciousness and cultural identity.