The Rise of Ethnic Voters

Ethnic Voters

Vidya Sethuraman
India Post News Service

Ethnic Media Services (EMS) held an online conference on the 8th and invited experts to discuss the growing voting trend of ethnic minority voters and the voting intentions of Generation Z (Gen Z, 18 to 24 years old).

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of public policy at UC Riverside and founder of AAPI Data, co-founder of California 100, introduced the latest AAPI (Asian Pacific Islander) survey data released in October. The data mainly includes two aspects: one is a survey on the preferences of presidential candidates, and the other is a survey on hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islanders. The data was jointly conducted by the Associated Press and the NORC Research Center at the University of Chicago and is quite authoritative. According to the latest data, Asian and Pacific Islander voters overall like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris more than they dislike.

Jessica Siles, Deputy press secretary of “Voters of Tomorrow”, an organization whose main purpose is to increase young people’s voting intentions, introduced the results of a survey on Generation Z’s voting intentions. She said that rather than showing partisanship, this generation of young people are more willing to vote based on issues they care about, including abortion rights, gun control, climate change, etc. Their biggest concern is economic issues, and they are very concerned about whether they can afford a house and whether they can find a good job. Compared with previous Millennials and Baby Boomers, Generation Z has the highest voting enthusiasm among young people.

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