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?
Two influential senators may be on the cusp of a bipartisan breakthrough to expand background checks for gun buyers. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans are in favor of stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws.
A Mormon leader warns that the legalization of an immoral act does not make those acts any less “spiritually damaging.”
A new study finds that racial minorities waited longer to vote in 2012. On average, african Americans waited about twice as long as white Americans.
Elizabeth Dias, writing in Time magazine, speculates that Hispanic evangelicals might help the GOP blunt the recent Democratic advantage among Hispanic voters. One-in-five Hispanics currently identifies as an evangelical or born-again Protestant.
In light of Holocaust Remembrance Day and Margaret Thatcher’s death, a reflection on the Iron Lady’s proudest moments.
I leave you with the touching story of a girl and her cat.