THE U.S. ASIAN POPULATION is a diverse one. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in the U.S.
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FACT SHEETS ON ASIANS IN THE U.S.
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Asian Americans and Religion
As their numbers rise, Asian Americans have been largely responsible for the growth of non-Abrahamic faiths in the U.S., particularly Buddhism and Hinduism. At the same time, most Asian Americans belong to the country’s two largest religious groups: Christians and people who say they have no particular religious affiliation.
D’Vera Cohn Answers Questions About the “Rise of Asian Americans” Report
Map: Asian American Population Maps
Interactive maps showing the Asian American population in the U.S., by county
Infographic: The Rise of Asian Americans: Highlights from the Survey
Graphic summary of key findings from the survey of 3,511 Asian-American adults 18 years of age and older living in the United States.
Video: The Rise of Asian Americans
Panel discussion on the Pew Research Center’s Asian Americans survey featuring Elaine Chao, Neera Tanden, Benjamin Wu, Karthick Ramakrishnan and Tritia Toyota.
The Rise of Asian Americans
Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest-growing race group in the country. Pew Research Center’s new report paints a comprehensive portrait of Asian Americans, examining their demographic characteristics, social and family values, education, economic circumstances and more. The report also explores six subgroups by country of origin.
A Changing Racial and Ethnic Mix in U.S. Public Schools
A new analysis of public school enrollment data by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that in the dozen years from 1993-94 to 2005-06, white students became significantly less isolated from minority students while, at the same time, black and Hispanic students became slightly more isolated from white students.