A Typical American
|Group||Percent saying ‘typical American’|
|Third and higher generation||71|
|All Asian Americans||39|
|Third and higher generation||77|
Source: Pew Research Center’s 2013 National Survey of Latinos (conducted May 24-July 28, 2013, N=5,103) and Pew Research Center’s 2012 Asian American survey (conducted Jan 3-March 27, 2012; N=3,511)
Hispanics and Asian Americans are divided about the degree to which they feel a common identity with other Americans. Overall, 49% of Hispanics and 39% of Asian Americans say they think of themselves as “a typical American,” while 44% of Hispanics and 53% of Asian Americans say they think of themselves as “very different from a typical American.” These responses vary sharply by immigrant generation. Among foreign-born Hispanics, 37% think of themselves as a typical American; among third and higher generation Hispanics, 71% do. Three-in-ten foreign born Asians say they think of themselves as a typical American, while 77% of third and higher generation Asians do.