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?
Heard of Wandai Wrection? This Japanese Little Leaguer loves them (according to ESPN)…
CNN’s Saundra Young tells the compelling story of a couple who used medicinal marijuana to stop their 6-year-old daughter’s seizures. PRRI data shows eight-in-ten (80 percent) Americans favor the legalization of medical marijuana, while 19 percent oppose such legalization.
If you’re feeling exhausted and have a sudden hankering for a hamburger and a milkshake, check out this new study. It explores why our brains want fatty and sweet foods when we’re sleep-deprived, and why we don’t when we’re well-rested.
Remember hungering for the sweet, sweet taste of freedom that came with your shiny new driver’s license? A new study finds young adults today are less likely than they were 20 years ago to get driver’s licenses, with most citing the the process as too much of a hassle. Kudos, DMV!
And earlier this week, a herd of “eco-goats” roamed Washington’s Congressional Cemetery to eat up the vines, bushes and other harmful plants that could hurt the trees–an all-natural solution to pesticide-free pruning.