Inclusion, Not Exclusion: Spring 2016 Asian American Voter Survey

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian And Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote) AAPI Data
| September 8, 2016

AAPIs are a quickly growing part of the electorate and are shifting to favor Democrats strongly, likely driven by anti-immigrant rhetoric from Republicans.

Understanding the opinions, priorities, and positions of Asian American voters is critical for us to not only better understand what our communities care about, but to also better amplify these opinions and priorities to those that shape policies and make decisions that affect all of us.

Key highlights from the full report:

  • Asian Americans are shifting in party identification towards the Democratic Party, and exclusionary rhetoric is a likely cause
  • Hillary Clinton has the most net favorability, while Trump is viewed very unfavorably
  • Ethnic media is an important source of political information, especially for Chinese American and Vietnamese American voters
  • Young Asian Americans (ages 18 to 34) are a key demographic to watch
  • Asian Americans tend to favor the Democratic Party on many key issues
  • Overall, voter enthusiasm is significantly higher than in 2014.