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.
This week’s graphic illustrates a striking generation gap on same-sex marriage which crosses party lines. Majorities of Millennial Republicans (58%) and Democrats (77%) favor same-sex marriage, compared to 14% of senior Republicans (age 65 and older) and senior Democrats (50%). In other words, while older Republicans and Democrats remain quite polarized on the issue, younger Republicans and Democrats are closer to reaching an accord.