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?
Have you ever wondered if the Internet is corrupting your soul? One man did, so he decided to unplug for a year. The result: he slept a lot, used paper maps, and “fell out of sync with the flow of life.”
Meanwhile, back in the world of omnipresent technology, why aren’t smartphones making us more productive?
How generational differences are dividing Christians in the pews on issues like marijuana.
Church leaders are beginning to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
New research finds that social networks (or, to put it more bluntly, favoritism) is helping drive unemployment among African Americans.
Here are the places where working families are struggling the most to pay their rent. (Or, in other words: Miami is expensive!)
This is pretty neat, but wouldn’t you think it would cause a 173-year-long headache for Oxford students and professors in the vicinity?