Research

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016

    2016 National Asian American Survey

    This report includes findings from the 2016 National Asian American Survey (NAAS), a nationally representative survey of 2,238 Asian American and 305 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) adult interviews conducted by telephone from August 10 to September 29, 2016. This particular report focuses on the 1,694 Asian American and 261 NHPI registered voters who took the survey, with an overall margin of error +/- 3.5%. Future reports will examine the policy views of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in greater depth and civic engagement among noncitizens and citizens alike.

  • Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Inclusion, Not Exclusion: Spring 2016 Asian American Voter Survey

    Understanding the opinions, priorities, and positions of Asian American voters is critical for us to not only better understand what our communities care about, but to also better amplify these opinions and priorities to those that shape policies and make decisions that affect all of us.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    State Factsheets (2016)

    Find information on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) in your state. Factsheets include number of eligible AAPI voters in the state, total population numbers, ethnic population breakdown, population growth rates, county breakdown based on AAPI population, and more.

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    Hawaii

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Spotlight on the 50+ AAPI Population Report

    The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population above the age of 50 is one of the fastest growing segments of an already rapidly growing racial group. However, gaps in civic engagement, education, and outreach persist for AAPI, particularly AAPI 50+. There is a lack of outreach for both voting and volunteerism, as well as a lack of outreach through popular mediums, such as ethnic media.

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  • Friday, November 7, 2014

    An Agenda for Justice Contours of Public Opinion Among Asian Americans

    Along with the growing presence of Asian American voters is a growing interest in the opinions and priorities of this electorate. This report presents the results of interviews conducted by telephone from August 14 to September 11, 2014, of 1,337 registered voters who identify as Asian American, producing an overall margin of sampling error of +/- 2.7%.

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Asian Americans Turn Out For What? Spotlight on Youth Voters in 2014

    This report looks at Asian American youth voters, and finds that age bears a significant relationship to nativity among Asian Americans. In past midterm elections, Asian American youth participation has been low relative to older Asian Americans, and to white and African American youth. Asian American young adults are those least likely to receive election-related voter contact. At the same time, Asian American young adults are more likely than average to say that they are more enthusiastic about the 2014 election th

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Left, Right or Center? Asian American Voters in 2014

    The data on Asian American public opinion reveals that Asian American voters are “up for grabs” in terms of party identification. Given that the Asian American electorate is still making up its mind on political parties, it is surprising to still find low rates of electoral contact. Ethnic media is an important source of political information, especially for Chinese American and Vietnamese American voters. Asian Americans tend to favor the Democratic Party on many key issues. Overall, voter enthusiasm is the same than before.

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    State Factsheets (2014)

    Find facsheets and data on the AAPI electorate in 2014 here. 2014 factsheets include number of eligible AAPI voters in the state, total population numbers, ethnic population breakdown, population growth rates, county breakdown based on AAPI population, and more.

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    Florida

  • Friday, April 5, 2013

    Behind the Numbers: Post Election Survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters in 2012

    As the fastest-growing racial groups in the United States, the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities demonstrated their strength and commitment to civic participation by turning out in record numbers this past election. Our findings emphasize that the Asian American and Pacific Islander voting blocs are truly up for grabs. Although overall political engagement increased, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do not strongly identify with any party. They vote for candidates who support and promote progress on issues that matter to their families and communities.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Preliminary Post-Election Poll Results of Asian American Voters

    This is a preliminary release of post-election poll results of a survey of Asian American voters 2012. Asian Americans are an important and growing political constituency. As the fastest growing racial group in the U.S., the Asian American community demonstrated its strength and active civic participation by turning out in record numbers this past election. The findings emphasize that the Asian American voting bloc is truly up for grabs.