The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), API Equality-LA, API Equality, and California Faith for Equality (CAFFE) released a study today on Asian American voting trends on Prop 8.
The survey shows that age and religiosity are determining factors, a trend similar to other racial and ethnic groups. Here are the main results:
'Overall, Asian Americans narrowly supported Prop 8 - 54% Yes to 46% No.' The more useful information, however, is the analysis by age, English proficiency, religiosity.
'Asian Americans between the ages of 18 to 34 voted significantly against Prop 8 (69% to 31%), with some Asian ethnic groups showing more than three-fourths of its young voters opposing Prop 8.'
'Asian American voters regardless of ethnic group were overwhelmingly more likely to oppose Prop 8 if they "never" attended a church, temple, or mosque (71%) than if they "never" attended (25%). For those that "sometimes" attended, a majority (55%) opposed Prop 8.'
'Asian Americans who were fluent in English clearly opposed Prop 8 (58% opposed) whereas few of those who were limited English speaking opposed Prop 8 (25% opposed).'
The full study is available at demographics.apalc.org.