In this companion documentary, Asian American participants described navigating their own identity. These participants were not part of our focus group study but were similarly sampled to tell their own stories.
The stories shared by participants in our video documentary reflect opinions, experiences and perspectives similar to those we heard in the focus groups. Watch extended interviews that were not included in our documentary but present thematically relevant stories.
Use this quote sorter to read how focus group participants answered the question, “What does it mean to be you in America?”
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. Read on to see, in their own words, what it means to be Asian in America.
In 2020, Afro-Latino Americans made up about 2% of the U.S. adult population and 12% of the adult Latino population.
Nearly four-in-ten Latinos (39%) say they worry that they, a family member or someone close to them could be deported.
The number of Black immigrants living in the country reached 4.6 million in 2019, up from roughly 800,000 in 1980.
Immigrants – particularly those from African nations – are a growing share of the U.S. Black population.
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa tend to be more religious than U.S.-born Black adults or immigrants from the Caribbean.
The U.S. Border Patrol reported more than 1.6 million encounters with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2021 fiscal year.