Janelle Wong is an Associate Professor of American Studies and the Director of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Her research focuses on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Dr. Wong is the author of Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is currently working on a book about the impact Asian American and Latino evangelical Christians will have on the traditional conservative Christian movement and immigrant political participation. Recently, PRRI had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Wong in depth about some of the 2014 American Values Survey’s findings on Asian Americans.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? In case you were wondering how things are going in Europe lately, Norway is out of butter (thanks to a no-carb dieting craze) and a cookbook called Starvation Recipes is selling well in Greece (thanks to its ongoing economic woes). Which is to say that I’d much rather be in Norway for the holiday season, fat-free as it may be.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops joined other religious leaders in urging members of the House of Representatives to extend unemployment benefits. This is a position that may resonate with many lay Catholics: nearly 7-in-10 Catholics (69%) say that the government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.
At the Washington Post, Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell use PRRI data to examine what has thrown religious conservatives and Newt Gingrich into a “marriage of convenience.”
Herman Cain’s headquarters in Iowa shut down last night. If you were there, you could have gotten a Herman Cain pin and/or plastic cup! Talk about missed opportunities.
A new study from the Journal of Psychology says that working moms with babies or pre-schoolers (especially moms who work part-time) are happier than stay-at-home mothers. Nearly 6-in-10 Americans believe that family life does not suffer when a woman has a full-time job.
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