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The Asian American Electorate in California (2015)

National Asian American Survey and AAPI Data (2015)

This presentation answers some important questions about the Asian American electorate in California, including the relevance of immigration to the Asian American vote.

State of AAPIs: Civic Participation and Democracy (2014)

AAPIData and Center for American Progress (2014)

Since 2004, there has been continued strong growth in the Asian American electorate with more than 500,000 new voters added every four years with a growth rate of 21 percent in 2008 and 16 percent in 2012.

Infographic: Democratic Shift

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Pilot National Asian American Politics Survey (2001)

PNAAPS (2001)

The dataset is based on a Pew Research Center telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 3,511 Asian Americans conducted from January 3 to March 27, 2012, in English and seven Asian languages; the sample was designed to enable findings to be reported about each of the six largest country of origin subgroups: Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Indian Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans and Japanese Americans as well as about the Asian-American population as a whole.

Public Opinion of a Growing Electorate (2012)

National Asian American Survey (2012)

Between 2000 and 2010, the Asian American population grew faster than any other racial group, at a rate of 46%.

Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006)

University of Michigan Press (2006)

This book argues that low levels of political participation among immigrants are not due to apathy or preoccupation with homeland politics, but rather to the inability of American political parties and advocacy organizations to mobilize immigrant voters.

Democracy In Immigrant America (2005)

Stanford University Press (2005)

This book examines Asian American voting behavior in the context of larger comparisons, across racial groups and immigrant generations, to arrive at a systematic understanding of how home country origins and U.S.-related factors matter for voter turnout.

Asian Pacific-American Public Opinion and Political Participation (2001)

PS: Political Science and Politics (2001)

Only in the last decade have a number of surveys (collected mostly at the local or regional level) been taken, reflecting expanded interest in the growing Asian-American population and the development of ethnic sampling and interviewing techniques.