New data reveal that Asian Americans are the group most likely to worry about being the victim of a mass shooting
SAN MATEO, Calif. — March 9, 2023 — In the next two weeks, Asian American communities face two major milestone moments pertaining to mass gun violence. March 16 is the anniversary of the 2021 Atlanta spa shootings, when a 21-year old white man murdered eight people—including six Asian American women. March 21 marks the two-month commemoration of a mass shooting in Monterey Park, where an elderly Asian American man killed 11 people, including 10 Asian Americans. New data from AAPI Data and Momentive (Nasdaq: MNTV), the maker of SurveyMonkey, offers a revealing look at Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander attitudes and experiences with gun violence, hate incidents, and more general experiences at work and in their communities.
In the wake of mass shootings in California, Asian Americans are more likely than all other groups to worry about being the victim of a mass shooting and are most supportive of stricter gun control laws.
In terms of hate crimes, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Americans have one of the highest rates among racial groups, with 10% of NHPI and 6% of Asian Americans reporting experiencing physical violence based on their race or ethnicity within the last year.
Asian Americans, NHPIs, and other individuals of color are less likely than white Americans to seek out support from mental health professionals.
Asian American workers, feeling unsupported and underrepresented in leadership positions at their workplaces, seek out employee resource groups as vital spaces for connection.
Support for abortion rights is higher among Asian American, NHPI, and Black individuals than white or Hispanic Americans.
"This data shows the importance of gathering fresh insights on how Asian Americans, NHPIs, and other communities of color are faring with respect to challenges and opportunities at work, home, and in their communities,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, founder and co-director of AAPI Data. “We are thrilled to partner with Momentive to be able to track diversity in American life, particularly with respect to timely concerns such as gun control, reproductive rights, and workplace mobility."
“As our nation continues to grapple with ever-changing concerns, getting insights directly from Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders is crucial to understanding the lived experience of individuals in America,” said Laura Wronski, director of research at Momentive. “We’re proud to partner with AAPI Data for the third year in a row and uncover trends and new insights that can shape our understanding of what individuals think, feel, and experience.”
Complete results of the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/curiosity/aapi-data-2023/
Methodology: This Momentive poll was conducted online February 21-28, 2023 among a total sample of 19,686 adults ages 18 and over, including 2,363 Asian or Asian Americans and 239 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders living in the United States. Respondents for these surveys were selected from more than two million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Momentive used a third-party panel provider to obtain additional samples with quotas for Asian or Asian American and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander respondents. The modeled error estimate for the full sample is plus or minus 1.0 and for the following subgroups: +/- 3.0 percentage points for Asian or American American, and +/- 6.0 for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander. Data have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, citizenship status, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States age 18 and over. Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States age 18 and over.
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