Now in its third year, the 2023 STAATUS Index survey continues to serve as the leading national study of American attitudes towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Explore the survey data below and compare the results by race, age, gender, education, region and other measures. Screenshot and share widely. Keep scrolling to explore some of the key takeaways from the 2023 STAATUS Index.
We surveyed 5,235 Americans across racial/ethnic groups, demographic characteristics, and geographies to uncover the most pressing issues AAPIs are facing in today’s social, political, and cultural landscape. Key results include:
At TAAF, we are committed to working with our partners, community-based organizations, policy makers, academic leaders, and cross-racial allies to improve the status of AAPIs.
Only 22% of Asian Americans said they completely agree to a statement that they belong and are accepted in the U.S., along with Black and Hispanic Americans.
Among Asian Americans who did not feel like they belong:
Nearly three in ten Asian Americans feel/felt unsafe on public transportation, more than any other racial group.
Over 52% of Americans claimed they were at least moderately familiar with the incarceration of the Japanese American community during World War II. Other historical events — like the murder of Vincent Chin or the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom — were not nearly as well-known.
Although over three-fourths of Americans (78%) reported believing that China poses a threat to the U.S., Americans generally don’t see people of Chinese descent as a threat.
People were most likely to note economic interests and core values as the things they shared with both groups.
The STAATUS Index is advised by our esteemed Academic Advisory Committee members listed below:
The STAATUS Index research team thanks the following scholars for their inputs, insights, and guidance on issues and survey questions related to the NHPI community:
Additionally, we are grateful to those listed below for supporting the study and analysis:
We are also delighted to collaborate with the following initiatives: