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?
Is religious liberty under attack in Oklahoma? One Methodist minister says so. Nearly 4-in-10 (39 percent) Americans believe religious liberty is currently being threatened in the United States, while 56 percent disagree.
Governor Rick Perry wishes you and yours a merry Christmas.
The GOP has had a tough time attracting Hispanic voters in recent elections, which most experts say is due to the party’s stance on immigration. Dan Hopkins takes a closer look at the link between support for immigration reform and Republican successes in the past several years, and uncovers some interesting patterns. In the 2012 presidential election, exit polls showed 27 percent of Hispanic voters casting ballots for Romney and 71 percent voting for Obama.
Greasy pockets of dough filled with cheese? Count me in for a dozen round ones and two dozen rectangles.