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 project seems destined to colonize Mars with the descendants of misanthropes.
Are young evangelicals sick of being culture warriors? In our recent survey, younger white evangelical Protestant Millennials were considerably less likely than their peers to favor same-sex marriage or believe that abortion should be legal.
As the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, are the “pro-life” and “pro-choice” labels still useful?
Rev. Louie Giglio, the evangelical pastor who had agreed to give the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration, bowed out of his duties yesterday after anti-gay sermons he preached two decades ago surfaced online. There are religious groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate, but nearly three-quarters (73%) of white evangelical Protestants oppose gay marriage.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be staking out a place in the 2016 presidential race with aggressive advocacy for gun control. More than 7-in-10 (72%) Democrats favor passing stricter gun control laws.
What do Muslims think about evolution?
If your iPhone confuses you now, think about what it would be likely to experience modern technology after spending 25 years in jail.