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?
Will the Boston bombings change views about Muslims and immigration reform? At Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones offers a view from the data.
At the New York Times, two op-ed contributors argue that the radicalization of young Muslims does not happen in mosques.
Some of the supporters of the new immigration reform bill may surprise you. But then again, maybe not, considering that majorities of all political and religious groups favor a path to citizenship with certain requirements.
If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?
Paddling is back in vogue in the elementary schools of Marion County, Florida – but only once a semester.