Indian-Americans recorded highest rate of voting in 2020 polls

By India Post Newspaper |

In the November 2020 US presidential elections, Indian-Americans reported the highest rate of voting at 71 percent among adult citizens, according to the publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

Japanese Americans came second with 66 percent, an AAPI Data blog reveals. “For Indian-Americans, this was a 9 percentage point increase compared to the 2016 election, while for Japanese Americans, the increase was a modest 4 percent,” it said.

The blog further said that the election on November 3, 2020, witnessed a major increase in voter engagement among AAPI community, “building on record gains in voting in the 2018 midterm elections, where midterm voter registration and turnout jumped across every segment, including by nativity, age, gender and geography”.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, the Director of AAPI Data, told NPR there was a stark increase in voting among second-generation immigrants, who were born in the US to immigrant parents, The American Bazaar reported.

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