The Asian American Social Monitoring Index in the USA (STAATUS). is an annual assessment of the attitudes and stereotypes of Asian Americans. This year, the survey was created by a representative sample of 5,113 Americans across ethnic groups, demographics and geographies nationwide.
He finds that Americans are more likely to question the beliefs of Asian Americans in the United States about their county of origin, even for those born here.
According to the report, those who believe that Asian Americans are more loyal to their country of origin rose from 20% to 33% last year.
SOME KEY ELEMENTS TAKEAWAY
- 71% of Asian-American respondents say that there is discrimination in the US today.
- Asian Americans are among the least likely to feel that they belong and are accepted in the US, especially younger Asian Americans.
- Only 29% of Asian-American respondents (compared to 61% of white respondents and 33% of black respondents) completely agree that they feel belonged and accepted in the US, the lowest of all racial groups.
- 21% of respondents agree that Asian Americans are at least partially responsible for COVID-19. This is an increase of 15% in 2021.
- 32% of respondents agree that Asian Americans are more loyal to their country of origin than the US, compared to 20% in 2021.
Violence against Asian Americans has increased. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University in San Bernardino found that hate crimes against Asia increased by 339% in 2021 compared to 2020.
Similarly, AAPI data show that one in six adult Asian Americans experienced a hate crime or hate incident in 2021, up from one in eight in 2020.
OUR AMERICA: Asian Voices – The Asian Experience in America Today
Respondents to the study believe that most in the US are aware of the increase in attacks against Asian Americans and 72% believe that anti-Asian American racism must be tackled.
Suggested solutions for policymakers and community leaders
- Education: The need for more education and information about the history and experiences of Asian America is clear. Research identifies low levels of knowledge about Asian American history, cultural events and prominent people – education is at the core of raising awareness and promoting understanding.
- Lead narrative change in media and entertainment to expand beyond stereotypes
- Do more research to understand problems and challenges
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