Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:33 PM
cosmicone (5,898 posts)
Fueled by immigration, Asians are fastest-growing U.S. group
Source: NY Daily News
Asian Americans are now the nation's fastest-growing racial group, overtaking Latinos in recent years as the largest stream of new immigrants arriving annually in the United States.
In an economy that increasingly depends on highly skilled workers, Asian Americans are also the country's best educated and highest-income racial or ethnic group, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
In fact, U.S. Asians, who trace their roots to dozens of countries in the Far East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, are arguably the most highly educated immigrant group in U.S. history, the study shows. And although there are significant differences among them by country of origin, on the whole they have found remarkable success in their new land.
"These aren't the poor, tired, huddled masses that Emma Lazarus described in that inscription on the Statue of Liberty," said Paul Taylor, the research center's executive vice president.
Read more: http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/4fe07a7db1e35d0d0a000019/fueled-by-immigration-asians-are-fastest-growing-u-s-group
Here is a link to the original Pew data: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/06/19/the-rise-of-asian-americans/
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Fueled by immigration, Asians are fastest-growing U.S. group (Original post)
Response to cosmicone (Original post)
Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:57 PM
Vehl (1,915 posts)
4. Indian Americans seem to be overwhelmingly democrat, proves what I've suspected all along :)
I knew that Indian Americans tend to support the democrats by a huge margin, and this pew results prove it with hard numbers
PS: never knew Vietnamese were so evenly split between republicans and democrats. interesting.
Response to Vehl (Reply #4)
Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:04 PM
JI7 (48,151 posts)
5. the vietnamese are the same reason as Cuban AMericans
because of communism they escaped from. but i think the younger ones aren't influenced by that as much and are voting Dem more. even the older generations were not really that conservative but they were one issue voters.
Response to JI7 (Reply #5)
Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:17 PM
Vehl (1,915 posts)
7. Ah, it makes sense.
Never thought of it.Thanks for the explanation. Most of my Vietnamese friends tend to be democrats, however as you pointed out,t hey belong to the younger generation.
In the case of Philippinos I believe their religion also plays a part in their republican tendencies.