Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Photo by James Eades on Unsplash

The findings of the study were based on a nationally representative online survey of 1,200 Indian-American residents in the US.

A new study has revealed that one in two Indian-Americans have reported being discriminated against in the past year. The study titled, 'Social Realities of Indian Americans: Results from the 2020 Indian American Attitudes Survey', was conducted jointly by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins-SAIS, and the University of Pennsylvania. Released on Wednesday, it is the third in a series on the social, political, and foreign policy attitudes of Indian-Americans.

"One in two Indian Americans reports being discriminated against in the past one year, with discrimination based on skin color identified as the most common form of bias. "Somewhat surprisingly, Indian Americans born in the US are much more likely to report being victims of discrimination than their foreign-born counterparts," the study says. The findings of the study were based on a nationally representative online survey of 1,200 Indian-American residents in the US. It was conducted between September 1 and September 20, 2020, in partnership with the research and analytics firm YouGov.

Indian Americans The study also revealed that roughly half of all Hindu Indian-Americans identify with a caste group. Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash


The report also found that Indian-Americans exhibit very high rates of marriage within their community. "While eight out of 10 respondents have a spouse or partner of Indian origin, US-born Indian-Americans are four times more likely to have a spouse or partner who is of Indian origin but was born in the US," it said. Religion also plays an important role in the community. While 40 percent of respondents pray at least once a day, 27 percent attend religious services at least once a week.

The study also revealed that roughly half of all Hindu Indian-Americans identify with a caste group. "The overwhelming majority of Hindus with a caste identity, more than eight in 10, self-identify as belonging to the category of General or upper caste." Meanwhile, partisan polarisation, linked to political preferences both in India and the US, is rife, within the community. "However, this polarization is asymmetric: Democrats are much less comfortable having close friends who are Republicans than the converse. The same is true of Congress Party supporters vis-a-vis supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)," says the study.

ALSO READ: Asian Americans increased racism covid 19 report

The report further showed that Indian-Americans, especially members of the first generation, tend to socialize with other Indian-Americans. "Internally, the social networks of Indian-Americans are more homogenous in terms of religion than either Indian region (state) of origin or caste." The study goes on to say that while only a minority of the respondents were concerned about the importation of political divisions from India to the US. But those who were, identified religion, political leadership, and political parties in India as the most common factors.

Indian-Americans currently account for the second-largest immigrant group in the US. According to data from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), which is conducted by the US Census Bureau, there are 4.2 million people of Indian origin residing in the country. Although a large proportion is not US citizens (38 percent), roughly 2.6 million are (1.4 million are naturalized citizens and 1.2 million were born in the US). (IANS/JC)


Popular

Photo found on Pixabay

Books on Delhi

The city of Delhi has seen it all; from sultanate rule, to dynasties, and to colonial rule. From monarchy to democracy, Delhi has gone through its phases. But, in order to know and explore the nuances of Delhi, you must read these beautiful books.

1. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Viator.

Ghats of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities of India

There are some of the Indian cities which are older than time. Therefore, we must know which cities are they, and what has been their history!

1. Varanasi (1200 BC–)

Keep Reading Show less

Human hair wigs have several advantages over synthetic wigs

By- Digital Hub

I prefer synthetic wigs as it isn't something that I would wear all the time - just when I look different. Additionally, their ease of use is an essential factor for me. However, suppose you're looking to wear a wig for a fashionable accessory or as a way for you to show your personality. In that case, I'd recommend buying multiple synthetic wigs of various styles and colors instead of only the one human hair wig at the same amount. However, be cautious - only purchase top-quality synthetic braids that are more expensive as you might be disappointed by the new style you've chosen.

Keep reading... Show less