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?
On Sunday, the Super Bowl will become a platform for LGBT rights. Meanwhile, religious television channels will offer alternatives to the halftime show, which may or may not feature a reunited Destiny’s Child.
A Catholic college in Canada offered a course on atheism, and the response has been overwhelming.
Evangelical churches and leaders are struggling to find the right balance on gay issues, as public opinion on the issue shifts.
Why does the Obama administration love its petition site so much?
Law school applications are dropping dramatically, and Jordan Weissman says this is a very good thing.