- The study, named the STAATUS (Social Tracking of Asian Americans in the United States) Index, analyzed the results of 2,766 American adults who took a survey conducted by Savanta Research between March 29 and April 14.
- This year’s STAATUS Index Report revealed that 42% of Americans answered “Don’t know” when asked to name a prominent Asian American, while 11% named Hong Kong martial artist and celebrity Jackie Chan and 9% named Asian American icon Bruce Lee.
- Meanwhile, only 2% cited Kamala Harris, the U.S.’s first female, Black and South Asian vice president.
- Respondents hardly mentioned Andrew Yang, Sanjay Gupta, Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods.
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- Around 80% of Asian Americans claim they “do not feel respected and are discriminated against in the U.S.”
- More than 25% of the respondents who identify as Republican believe that “terms used by the Trump Administration, such as ‘China Virus,’ ‘Wuhan Virus,’ or ‘Kung Flu,’ are appropriate for COVID-19,” while 6% of the respondents who identify as Democrat think the same.