Abortion has risen as an election issue for Latinos, with a majority saying it should be legal in all or most cases. Meanwhile, 80% say the economy is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming congressional midterm elections, a greater share than any other issue.
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.
Latinos with darker skin color report more discrimination experiences than Latinos with lighter skin color.
Republicans and Democrats continue to differ over the factors they see as important for being “truly American.”
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.
More than half of foreign-born Latinos describe themselves using the name of their origin country, versus 39% among U.S.-born adult children of immigrants.
In some EU nations, sizable minorities speak something other than their country's national language in their household.