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Public Opinion of a Growing Electorate: The 2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., UC Riverside
When Oct 11, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where 1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Contact Phone 530-752-2635
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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.

K_RamakrishnanKarthick Ramakrishnan is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is writing a book on the rise of state and local legislation on immigration over the past decade.

Ramakrishnan received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and has held fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Public Policy Institute of California.  He has received several grants from sources such as the James Irvine Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation, and has provided consultation to public officials at the federal and local levels.

Ramakrishnan’s articles have appeared in International Migration Review, Urban Affairs Review, Social Science Quarterly, and The DuBois Review. His books include Democracy in Immigrant America (2005), Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and Their Political Identities (2011, with Janelle Wong, Taeku Lee, and Jane Junn), and two edited volumes on immigrant politics and civic engagement: Transforming Politics, Transforming America (2006, with Taeku Lee and Ricardo Ramirez) and Civic Roots and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement (2008, with Irene Bloemraad).

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