September 2012 SBFT Event Slideshow


September 2012 SBFT Event Slideshow
Deconstructing the
Asian American
Melting Pot
Highlights from the Pew Research
Report Survey
About the “Asian-American
Telephone interviews conducted in all 50 states, including
the District of Columbia
Interviews were conducted in English as well as Cantonese,
Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog and Vietnamese
Sample of 3,511 Asian adults ages 18 and older living in the
United States
Designed to include representative subsamples of the six
largest Asian groups in the US population: Chinese, Filipino,
Indian, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese
Also included Asians from other Asian subgroups
Asian Americans are:
* highest-income
*fastest-growing racial group in the U.S
*largest share of recent immigrants
A Pew Research survey finds Asian Americans are more satisfied
than the general public with their lives, finances and the
direction of the country, and they place a greater value on
marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success.
What Defines Asian
Asian Americans are:
made up of immigrants of their descendants from
dozens of countries in the Far East, Southeast Asia and
the Indian subcontinent
Each with it’s own characteristics, beliefs, perception of
life in the Unite States
Land of
Compared with the general public, Asian Americans
stand out for their success in education and career.
Most also believe that the U.S. offers more
opportunities and freedoms than their countries of
origin. A large majority of Asian Americans believe
that hard work pays off and most place a strong
emphasis on higher education, career and family. In
fact, a striking number of recent Asian immigrants
hold college degrees. By their own accounts, many
say their parents put too much pressure on their
children to succeed.
Family Ties
Asian Americans stand out for:
*their strong emphasis on family
* More likely to be intermarried with other racial
*more likely to live in households with two married
*The full report can be found on the Pew Research Center
website at: <