In a new analysis based on dozens of focus groups, Asian American participants described the challenges of navigating their own identity in a nation where the label “Asian” brings expectations about their origins, behavior and physical self.
About a third of Asian Americans say they have changed their daily routine due to concerns over threats, attacks
Most Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing, and most also worry at least some of the time about being threatened or attacked.
Surveys can produce widely different estimates depending on how people are asked about their backgrounds.
A record 22 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Here’s a look at how individual origin groups compare with the nation’s overall Asian American population.
One-third of Asian Americans fear threats, physical attacks and most say violence against them is rising
The vast majority of Asian Americans (81%) say violence against them is increasing, far surpassing the 56% of all U.S. adults who say the same.
The Asian population in the U.S. grew 81% from 2000 to 2019, from roughly 10.5 million to a record 18.9 million people.
The rise of internet polling makes it more feasible to publish estimates for Asian Americans. But these estimates offer a limited view.
About four-in-ten Black and Asian adults say people have acted as if they were uncomfortable around them because of their race or ethnicity since the beginning of the outbreak, and similar shares say they worry that other people might be suspicious of them if they wear a mask when out in public, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
For the first time in modern history, the world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century.