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?
Surprisingly few Americans drink decaf. Maybe more people should try waking up with the Morning Buzz! (Thanks to Neil for sending this in.)
At the New York Times, some interesting commentary on conversations about homosexuality within the black church. Seven-in-ten black Americans believe that sex between two adults of the same gender is a sin, compared to less than half of non-Hispanic whites.
This may not come as a shock to people who watched the presidential debates last fall, but a new study shows that the reactions of Twitter users are rarely representative of overall public opinion.
Are Americans as conservative as their elected officials think?
Yes, there was a day in the not-so-distant past when the White House could be described as “an outstanding example of a firetrap.”
Tomorrow, PRRI intern Crystal Tsoi will take the reins of the Morning Buzz. I am excited to leave the Buzz in her capable hands, and I’ll see you on Thursday morning.