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?
As Boston fans cheered the Red Sox to their World Series victory Wednesday, Religion News Service’s Mark Silk discusses the “religion” of sports in New England. Fifty-five percent of Americans say football has replaced baseball as America’s national sport, while 36 percent say it has not.
Be sure to check out Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies William A. Galston’s take on our 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America!
Wondering which GOP constituency will play a significant role in deciding the party’s 2016 presidential nomination? Check out my latest blog post for a breakdown of which groups may make the biggest difference, and why.
Belgium is considering a law to allow euthanasia for children, as well as adults with early dementia, as medical ethicists debate whether these two groups of people can reasonably decide to end their own lives. Half of Americans favor allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives, while 45 percent oppose.
A new report finds the National Security Agency tapped cardinals’ phones as they gathered to select a new pope this past spring. Forty-two percent of Americans say the government has gone too far by monitoring private telephone and email conversations of American citizens, while 31 percent say the government should continue this program in order to protect American citizens from terrorism. Twenty-three percent are neutral on the question.
And for today’s flashback Friday, check this out from Gallup: in 1954, just 38 percent of Americans said men in rockets would be able to reach the moon in the next 50 years, while 51 percent said they would not.