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.
Turns out, the “war on women” is not a buzz word that was coined recently.
Two leading anti-abortion groups endorsed Mitt Romney. Considering that 80% of white evangelicals say that “pro-life” describes them well, this may give Romney some credibility among this important conservative constituency.
Will President Obama run a positive campaign this election cycle? It may prove to be a more difficult proposition than it was in 2008.
The Tennessee legislature (which has been busy lately) approved an update to the state’s abstinence-only sex education bill that would define kissing and holding hands as “gateway sexual activities.” Nearly 8-in-10 (78%) Americans support comprehensive sex education.
The “Buffett Rule” heads for a Senate vote on Monday and to an undetermined fate. Yet even as its passage remains uncertain, it is viewed very favorably among the general public. Seven-in-ten Americans say they favor raising the tax rate on America’s wealthiest citizens.