Pew Research Center: Asian Americans & Changing Partisan Coalitions in a Politically Divided Nation

The Pew Research Center recently published a report, Changing Partisan Coalitions in a Politically Divided Nation, and to no surprise to me, Asians Americans overwhelmingly skew more Democratic than Republican. As the report states:

“The balance of partisan association among Asian voters has changed little over the last few years.”

There have been more recent reports than Asian Americans are becoming more independent or even a little bit Republican, but not a major shift that one can see. In the nineties, many Asian Americans were Republicans or Independents.

What is interesting to see is in the context of the larger picture when it comes to partisanship:

As also noted in the report, college educated Asian Americans are even more Democratic leaning:

“Two-thirds of Asian voters with a college degree align with the Democratic Party; 31% associate with the Republican Party. The partisan balance among Asian voters with a college degree has remained largely the same over our last two decades of surveys. (Asian American voters without a college degree are a smaller group, and sample sizes do not allow for reporting trends among this group.)”

Given 2024 is a presidential election year, I’m sure we’ll be reading more and more about the Asian American electorate, especially as to how we might be the swing vote in certain states, like in Georgia.


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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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