FEATURE OF THE MONTH:
The Diversifying Electorate—Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections), Current Population Survey, Issued May 2013 from U.S. Census
Behind the Numbers: Post Election Survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters in 2012, Authored by AAJC, APIAVote, and NAAS. Released 4/5/13
Powerpoint Presentation Presented on 4/5/13 & 4/8/13
Recording of the 4/8/13 Webinar
Preliminary Post-Election Poll Results of Asian American Voters, Report Commissioned by AAJC, APIAVote, and NAAS
2012 National Asian American Survey
Political Poll on Asian American Voters, Released on May 1 2012
Interactive Map from The Washington Post
2010 Fact Sheets - Key States
Taken from Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constiuents and their Political Identities, Wong et. al
AAPI Voters Make a Difference
- The share of eligible voters who were Asian increased from 3.3% in 2004 to 3.4% in 2008. There were 6.9 million Asian eligible voters in 2008, up from 6.5 million in 2004.
- The number of Asian eligible voters increased 5.9% between 2004 and 2008.
- Asian represented 2.5% of all voters in 2008, up from 2.3% in 2004
- Among Asian elgible voters, the voter turnout rate was up 2.4 percentage points – 47% in 2008 versus 44.6% in 2004
- Black, Asian and Latino eligible voters reduced the voter turnout rate gap with whites in 2008 compared with 2004
- The voter turnout rate among Asian eligible voters ages 18 to 29 was up 10.5 percentage points, to 42.9% in 2008 32.4% in 2004. This was the largest increase among all racial and ethnic groups for that age group.
Taken from Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: the Most Diverse in U.S. History, Lopez and Taylor
Studies and Research