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Despite challenges, Asian Americans proudly call US their home, says new study

  • The Pew Research Center recently published a report designed to reflect the voices of less populous Asian American groups whose perspectives and experiences are not often covered in typical survey research.
  • The analysis, conducted in the fall of 2021 and released on Aug. 2, featured 264 participants from 18 distinct Asian ethnic backgrounds: Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese.
  • Many of the participants expressed that pan-ethnic labels “Asian” or “Asian American” do not encapsulate how they perceive themselves.
  • The study also highlighted the attacks and verbal abuse they experience from ignorance and misinformation regarding their Asian identity.
  • Despite the challenges that come with navigating their dual cultural identity or adapting to life in general, Asian Americans proudly call America their home.
  • The participants also said they share a sense of belonging in the U.S., which they consider to be a place with a diverse set of cultures.

Amid the challenges that come with navigating their dual cultural identity or adapting to American life in general, most Asian Americans proudly call America their home, a new report from Pew Research Center revealed. 

The analysis, conducted in the fall of 2021 and released on Aug. 2, featured 264 participants divided into 66 focus groups. 

A third of Asian Americans have changed their daily routine over fears of being attacked, survey finds

  • Three in 10 (36%) Asian Americans have modified their daily routines in the past 12 months over fears of being threatened or attacked, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
  • Three in five (63%) said violence against Asian Americans is increasing, down from last year’s 81%.
  • The survey also found that Asian Americans were the most critical of all racial groups toward their local officials’ response to violence.
  • As for solutions, about half (48%) of Asian American respondents cited stronger laws against hate crimes as the most effective measure in preventing violence.

Three in 10 Asian Americans have modified their daily routines over fears of threats and attacks, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Polling 365 Asians — from a larger sample of 10,156 U.S. adults — between April 12 and April 18, the survey found that 36% have made such changes in the past 12 months, convinced that they might be targeted because of their race or ethnicity.