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? This. This is too much. Also, I know this is a joke, but I think it could really take off.
Romney and Rick Santorum both made their pitch to social conservatives in Wisconsin. And although Romney has led in recent polls, Santorum declared that he can still win because he believes in “acts of God.”
On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters can breathe a sigh of relief, because the slew of negative ads that have bombarded them for the past two weeks will finally subside. One can only imagine what the general election will be like. Maybe we’ll all just stop watching TV?
Politico reports that Republicans are retreating on gay marriage, an issue that used to be at the forefront of American politics. One likely reason for this is the dramatically shifting views on this issue particularly among younger Americans who are strongly in favor of same-sex marriage.
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