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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Public attitudes toward Chinese and Asian Americans

My mom sent me this. It's the report released a week ago from a survey on public attitudes toward Chinese and Asian Americans among the general US population. This report follows up on a similar survey by the same group ( that was done in 2001.

You can find the whole report here.

A few results listed in the beginning of the report:

Among the general population, 45% believe Asian Americans are more loyal to their countries of ancestry than to the U.S., up from 37% in the 2001 survey.

Among the general population, 44% believe Asian Americans should think in more American ways, and 20% believe Asian Americans do not care what happens to anyone but their own kind.

By using the split sample,the survey shows the majority of the general population cannot make meaningful distinctions between Chinese Americans and Asian Americans in general. This “lumping effect”is the same result as in the 2001 survey. Asian Americans are still seen as one generic ethnic group.


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