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Nearly 3 Million AAPIs experienced a hate incident since 2021, national survey data suggests

  • Nearly 3 million AAPI adults have experienced a hate incident since the beginning of 2021, a new survey suggests.
  • The estimate dwarfs figures of self-reported cases from community monitoring websites, indicating that anti-Asian hate is more widespread than some may realize.
  • The survey also showed that Asian American women and men experience hate crimes and incidents at nearly similar levels, contrary to existing reports that women were victimized in twice as many cases.
  • The poll also shed light on how other minorities had been affected by hate since January 2021.

Nearly 3 million AAPI adults have experienced a hate incident since the beginning of 2021, according to a new survey conducted by national publisher AAPI Data and management firm Momentive.

The survey, released on the anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings, polled 16,901 U.S. adults from March 2-9, 2022. Of the total sample, 1,991 identified as Asian or Asian American, while 186 identified as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.