The Fight for Representation: The State of Chinese Americans 2022

Qin Gao, Jennifer So and Stacie Tao
Date of Publication: 
April, 2023
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Chinese Americans are one of the fastest growing population groups in the United States, estimated to be 5.5 million or 1.7% of the U.S. population. This report explains the demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, discriminatory experiences, and levels of political and social engagement of this group. The report’s findings are based on a survey of 6,481 respondents from all over the U.S. Sixty percent of Chinese Americans were born outside the U.S. The majority of respondents (80 percent) reported being fluent in English; nearly half spoke both English and Chinese. Eight in ten Chinese Americans were registered voters, and 91% of them voted in the 2020 presidential election. The researchers also called attention to variations in household income within the group, with a quarter of Chinese Americans being at increased risk of economic hardship or mental illness. The authors suggest inclusive educational practices, funding for English education, and meaningful protocols against anti-Asian hate as solutions to the problems Chinese Americans face. (The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute)

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Gao, Q., So, J. & Tao, S. (2023). The Fight for Representation: The State of Chinese Americans 2022. Committee of 100, Columbia University.