Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S. electorate

The number and share of Asian American eligible voters will reach new highs in 2020...
By Abby Budiman, Pew Research Center |
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Asian Americans are the fastest-growing segment of eligible voters out of the major racial and ethnic groups in the United States. More than 11 million will be able to vote this year, making up nearly 5% of the nation’s eligible voters (for this analysis, U.S. citizens ages 18 and older). They are also the only major racial or ethnic group in which naturalized citizens – rather than the U.S. born – make up a majority of eligible voters, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

A 2018 survey by AAPI Data found that party identification varies by origin group. For example, Vietnamese Americans are more likely than Asian Americans overall to identify as Republican (42% vs. 28%). By contrast, Indian Americans are the most likely to be Democrats of any Asian origin group, with 50% identifying as Democrats and just 18% as Republican.

This article authored by Abby Budiman from the Pew Research Center dives deeper into the Asian American voter bloc of the United States.

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