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?
Has racial resentment increased since President Obama’s election, or is it on the decline? Turns out, the answer to this question really depends on who you ask. More from Thomas Edsall (and, in case you missed it, here’s PRRI Affiliated Scholar Paul Djupe’s take on this complex issue).
A new study shows that overall, Americans are earning more than their parents. But as with most studies, there are a raft of caveats. Our recent survey found that approximately 4-in-10 (42%) of younger Millennials (age 18-25) believe that, in their lifetime, they will be better off financially than their parents, compared to 18% who expect to be less well off than their parents, and 38% who predict that their financial situation will be about the same.
Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, called a hearing on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.
A new study shows that a Mediterranean diet can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease. My question: in addition to the requisite large quantities of wine, does this mean I have to get to one of these for breakfast every day?