Tuesday, October 9, 2012
From UC Sacramento Center:
Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Riverside
Public Opinion of Growing Electorate: the 2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Between 2000 and 2010, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population grew faster than any other racial group, at a rate of 46 percent. In 2010, AAPIs were over 5 percent of the population in 145 congressional districts, and in over 600 cities or municipalities. In 2008, 600,000 new Asian American voters entered the electorate and a similar number of new voters are expected in 2012.
AAPIs are a potent new factor in electoral equations this year and in years to come yet we know very little about the political opinions of this community. What are the policy issues that matter most to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? Where do AAPIs stand on some of the most debated issues of today? Professor Ramakrishnan from UC Riverside will present results from a 2012 survey that helps answer these questions.