Most Asian adults in the U.S. have been treated as a foreigner or experienced incidents where people assume they are a “model minority.”
About one-in-four Black households and one-in-seven Hispanic households had no wealth or were in debt in 2021, compared with about one-in-ten U.S. households overall.
Most Asian adults in the U.S. have been treated as a foreigner or experienced incidents where people assume they are a "model minority."
A rising share of Asian Americans say they have no religion (32%), but many consider themselves close to one or more religious traditions for reasons such as family or culture. Christianity is still the largest faith group among Asian Americans (34%).
Read about some of the ways focus group participants with ties to different faith traditions explain the complex relationship of religion and culture in their lives.
97% of Asian Americans registered to vote say a candidate’s policy positions are more important than their race or ethnicity when deciding whom to vote for.
Among Asian Americans, U.S.-born children of immigrants are most likely to have hidden part of their heritage
32% of U.S.-born Asian adults have hidden a part of their heritage, compared with 15% of immigrants.
Around three-quarters of Asian Americans (78%) have a favorable view of the United States. Majorities of Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese adults in the U.S. have a favorable view of their own ancestral homeland. By contrast, fewer than half of Chinese Americans say they have a favorable opinion of China.
About one-in-four Asian Americans (24%) consider themselves extremely or very informed about the history of Asian people in the United States.
About half of Asian adults who have heard of affirmative action (53%) say it is a good thing, 19% say it is a bad thing, and 27% say they don’t know whether it is good or bad. However, about three-quarters of all Asian adults (76%) say race or ethnicity should not factor into college admissions decisions.
About six-in-ten Asian American registered voters are Democrats or lean Democratic, but 51% of Vietnamese American voters tilt Republican.