FDU Poll: Italian Americans Still Politically Distinct in NJ

May 25, 2023 436

Seventeen percent of New Jersey residents claim Italian ancestry, but in an era where immigrants from around the world are making the state more diverse, are Italian Americans still a distinct group? According to the latest results from the FDU Poll, Italian Americans, and especially Italian American men, remain different politically from other whites in the state, and are much more likely to be Republicans and support former President Trump.

“Today, Italians have been fully assimilated into American society,” said Dan Cassino, a professor of Government and Politics at FDU, and the director of the poll. “But at least in New Jersey, they continue to be a distinct voting bloc.” The biggest driver of political views in the U.S. is partisanship: whether someone considers themselves to be a Republican, a Democrat or something else. 

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SOURCE: https://www.fdu.edu

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