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A comprehensive survey of Asian American voters in California released last week found that a majority of Asian Americans oppose Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Professors from Rutgers University, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and USC conducted the study.
The authors of the survey, known as the National Asian American Survey (NAAS), say it is the most comprehensive survey of the political views of Asian Americans ever.
Many, like Wayland Lee, the president of the campus Asian American Association, see the survey itself as an important step.
"Most of the time, Asian Americans are ignored when it comes to political issues," Lee said. "I'm glad someone took the time to find out what the Asian American community thinks. There are many analysts who believe that the Asian American vote will decide the outcome of this election...."