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?
We all know staying hydrated is key to keeping healthy, but one new study shows the negative effects drinking from water bottles may have on your face.
Over at CNN, Sima Shelbayah pens an interesting piece on the moral dilemma some Muslims face in deciding whether to fast during Ramadan.
As the U.S. military mulls whether to accept its first humanist chaplain, some debate the merits of having a nonreligious chaplain to minister to the 13,000 servicemen and women who are religiously unaffiliated. Less than one-third of Americans say they would be comfortable with someone who does not believe in God serving as president.
Recent discussions about Millennials have explored why they are leaving church (see here, and here), but religious groups are not the only ones having trouble attracting this generation – American nudists say they’re also having a tough time recruiting younger people as their members age.
What happens when an American football coach heads across the pond to take charge of one Britain’s premiere soccer clubs? Watch and find out.