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? For the next week, I’m leaving the Buzz in the capable hands of my coworker, Samantha Holquist, while I visit my sister in Brazil. I’ll be back next Wednesday – until then, I’ll miss you!
Christian pastors are using Twitter to send out inspirational messages, and Twitter’s doing its best to bring even more on board.
Generation X-ers (that is, Americans born between 1965 and 1972) are becoming less religiously unaffiliated and less Republican as they’ve aged, at least according to a new survey from Trinity College. This contradicts conventional wisdom that suggests that people become more conservative (religiously and politically) as they age.
A new Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans are “dissatisfied with the opportunity for the next generation of Americans to live better than their parents.” This spring, PRRI discovered that approximately 4-in-10 (42%) of younger Millennials believe that, in their lifetime, they will be better off than their parents, compared to 18% who expect to be less well off than their parents, and 38% who predict that their financial situation will be about the same as their parents’.
Want to stop corruption? Just complain.