Well talk about interesting coincidences. The same day I write a blog post about Asians, Pew release a survey of Asian Americans. This is well worth reading, one of the best pieces on an important demographic trend that I’ve ever seen.
The following interesting facts:
During the last two years, newly arrived Asian immigrants outnumbered Hispanic immigrants.
Median Asian household income is $66,000, but only $54,000 for whites. But remember, they are more likely than non-Asian Americans to be married, so they have more two-income households working in their favor.
61% of recent Asian immigrants have a Bachelor’s degree, which is significantly higher than the percent of people in their home countries.
Japanese Americans are the most likely to marry a non-Asian, and Indian Americans are the least likely. The Pew survey has definitely confirmed my suspicions that the Japanese are the most Americanized of all Asians, and the Indians the most clannish.
More about mixed-race marriage:
From 2008 to 2010, 29% of all Asian newlyweds married someone of a different race, compared with 26% of Hispanics, 17% of blacks and 9% of whites. There are notable gender differences. Asian women are twice as likely as Asian men to marry out. Among blacks, the gender pattern runs the other way—men are more than twice as likely as women to marry out. Among whites and Hispanics, there are no differences by gender.
In a very bad trend, 31% of native-born Asian women who had children had them out of wedlock, compared to only 9.6% of foreign-born Asian women. This is an example of downward cultural drift, with Asians picking up our bad morals.
Only 12% of Asians think that being Asian hurts their chances of college admission. Isn’t that cute. The vast majority of Asians are completely unaware that colleges discriminate against them. I guess they’ve adopted the liberal viewpoint that discrimination is based on outcomes rather than actual treatment.
Talking about liberals, the majority of Asians vote Democratic, and one very important difference between Asians and other Americans is their view of big government:
Asian Americans prefer a big government that provides more services (55%) over a smaller government than provides fewer services (36%). In contrast, the general public prefers a smaller government over a bigger government, by 52% to 39%.
Asians don’t get the American spirit of independence and self-sufficiency.