The AAPI Data/AP-NORC survey is a series of monthly polls that delivers regular insights on crucial issues, ranging from policy priorities and lived experiences to political views and civic engagement.

Thirty-four percent of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adults report personally experiencing a hate incident in the last year, according to a new AAPI Data / AP-NORC survey. Nearly a quarter were verbally harassed or endured racial slurs, while one in ten was threatened with physical assault. Further, 16% say they were the victim of a hate crime, experiencing physical assault, property damage, or threats of assault or property damage because of their race or ethnic background. The results align with existing research documenting an increase in attacks targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eighty-six percent of people from AAPI communities say that racism is a serious problem in the United States, including 51% who say it’s very or extremely serious. While most rate their mental health as good or excellent, 12% are at a higher risk of struggling with chronic anxiety. Those who experienced a hate crime or incident are more prone to anxiety and more likely to anticipate further discrimination or hate.