May 22, 2016

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.

This is a report of Asian American registered voters, conducted in conjunction with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and AAPI Data. This report presents the results of interviews conducted by telephone from April 11 to May 17, 2016, of 1,212 registered voters who identify as Asian American, producing an overall margin of sampling error of +/- 3%. Sampling was targeted towards the six largest national origin groups that together account for more than 75% of the Asian American adult citizen population. Interviews were conducted in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese, and included landlines and mobile phones.

Key highlights from the full report:

  • Asian Americans are shifting in party identification towards the Democratic Party, and exclusionary rhetoric is a likely cause
  • Hillary Clinton has the most net favorability, while Trump is viewed very unfavorably
  • Ethnic media is an important source of political information, especially for Chinese American and Vietnamese American voters
  • Young Asian Americans (ages 18 to 34) are a key demographic to watch
  • Asian Americans tend to favor the Democratic Party on many key issues
  • Overall, voter enthusiasm is significantly higher than in 2014.

Download the full report →

Watch the webinar presentation of the results here →

Download crosstabs by ethnicity, gender, age, nativity, and state here →