Asian Americans Support for Affirmative Action Increased Since 2016

BY JENNIFER LEE, JANELLE WONG, AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

On February 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Yale University challenging its race-conscious admissions program—marking another reversal under the new Biden administration.

In October 2020, the Justice Department under President Trump accused Yale of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. The investigation into Yale stemmed …

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Beyond Surveys: What Voter Data Reveals About Asian American Preferences

BY SARA SADHWANI

California’s 39th district incorporates portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties and is home to a large and growing Asian American and Pacific Islander community – 33 percent of district residents are AAPI according to the American Community Survey. In 2016, Asian Americans comprised 15 percent of voters who cast a ballot. In …

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Exercise Caution in Interpreting Asian American Exit Polls

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

Election Day is almost upon us, and with it comes enormous attention to exit polls that detail how various demographic groups ended up voting in the presidential race. When it comes to estimates of the Asian American vote, evidence from the 2016 election show that we need to understand the limitations of different exit polls and temper …

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New Report: State of Philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN, MAI DO, AND SUNNY SHAO

On September 14, 2020, AAPI Data and the Center for Social Innovation, in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, released a report on the state of philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This report examines the state of AAPI philanthropy in the context of COVID-19 and movements for racial …

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Early Polling: AAPI Electorate Leans Democratic, Still Persuadable

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG

 

Early polling with Asian American registered voters shows that registered Asian Americans lean heavily towards supporting Democratic candidate Joe Biden in 2020, although about 1 in 6 are still persuadable.  Among all those polled from July 4 to August 16th, about half (54 percent) say they are supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden, about …

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