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?
Why food waste is a bigger problem than the broccoli you hid under your napkin as a child.
Last week, faith leaders met with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss gun control. As Dr. Robert P. Jones pointed on CNN over the weekend, there is an important religious divide when it comes to gun control laws.
The Illinois GOP party chairman is facing calls for resignation after urging state lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage.
Lest we forget: Congress is less popular than – well, almost anything.
The Obama administration responded to 25,000 Star Wars fans petitioning for the construction of a Death Star, making some compelling arguments about why this may not be the best use of federal funds.