AAPI Research

APIAVote Collaborative Reports

AAPI Census Data Report (2020)

The results from each Census, conducted every ten years, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which is conducted annually, has wide implications for AAPIs, from determining how federal funds are spent to the drawing of district lines, used to determine everything from local school boards to seats in Congress. The growing footprint of AAPIs across many parts of the country also means that AAPIs have become and will continue to be impactful in deciding elections. Using data from the US Census and ACS, the AAPI Census Data Report provides an overview of the most recent population breakdown by State, including the percentage of the total population, population growth since 2010, and State counties with the largest percentages of AAPIs.

Politics, Social Media, & Peer Outreach: Mobilizing the Asian American Youth Electorate in the South (2022)

Given the significance of the AAPI youth electorate, as well as the dearth of in-depth data on the perspectives of young Asian Americans and their relationships vis-a-vis politics and social media, this project seeks to gather and interpret qualitative data from Asian American youth in key metropolitan areas in the South.

New American Voters 2022: Harnessing the Power of Naturalized Citizens

Newly naturalized citizens have the power to shape elections across the country, with the largest potential impact in ten states. These potential voters are a substantial but only part of the larger group of new citizens who have naturalized since 2016. By the time of the 2022 midterm elections, they can total an estimated 5.19 million. Learn more about who these new Americans are and where they can create the most impact.

Spotlight on the 50+ AAPI Population Report (2015)

The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population above the age of 50 is one of the fastest growing segments of an already rapidly growing racial group. However, gaps in civic engagement, education, and outreach persist for AAPI, particularly AAPI 50+. There is a lack of outreach for both voting and volunteerism, as well as a lack of outreach through popular mediums, such as ethnic media.

External Research

Anti-Asian Hate






Women Voters

Young Voters