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?
Residents of an island country in the Pacific are being ordered to leave their homeland forever – because it’s sinking.
There’s been a lot of polling on immigration reform recently, but our latest survey experiment shows that when it comes to measuring support for a pathway to citizenship, the devil’s in the details. When asked different versions of a question about a policy to provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, Americans overall are more likely to support a path to citizenship if the question explicitly mentions requirements, even if the actual requirements are not specified. Support also increases significantly among Republicans and white evangelical Protestants.
Meanwhile, the Senate Gang of 8 is gearing up to unveil their immigration bill, which has been several months in the making. If a reform bill passed, one of the results would likely be a sharp uptick in the number of legal immigrants.
A new book by an openly gay journalist explores how some gay Christians reconcile their faith with their sexual orientation.
The federal government may be unpopular, but Americans still feel pretty good about their state and local governments, which they feel more closely connected to. A 2012 survey, found that a majority of Americans said they think about government as “the government” while less than half (46%) think about it as “our government”.
Richard Land, a prominent evangelical leader, announced that he will be leaving the Southern Baptist Convention to head up an evangelical seminary in North Carolina.
French children are schooled in tragedy from an early age.