Survey: Asian American millennials see healthcare, education, and climate change as top three American issues

According to a new survey by GenForward / The Washington Post, Asian American millennials do not think racism is a top-three issue facing America today.

14 percent of whites and 15 percent of Asian Americans see racism as a top issue, compared to 35 percent for blacks, and 27 percent for Latinos.

Some Fil-Am millennials in the Bay Area told BA that while they understand the results of the survey, they were still surprised.

“I think the reason why it’s not a pressing issue for most millennials is it doesn’t affect them personally,” said Alex de Leon from Barangay Dance SF.

“To have it not be a top three priority, while yes, those are extreme issues that we need to face as well especially as people of color, I think it should be number one,” said SFSU student Rocky Garcia.

The survey was conducted between June 23 through July 10.

Some Fil-Ams believe the poll results might be different today, in light of recent racially charged issues.

“Right now I think racism is more of a pressing matter because of what’s happened in Charlottesville,” said Kristopher Cruz.

According to the survey, the top three concerns for Asian Americans were health care, education, and climate change.

“I believe all of these issues are very important so it’s very hard for me to rank them from importance,” said De Leon.

“It’s subjective. It’s personal for everyone what issues are more important to them regarding their own personal situation, but it’s crazy to me that it’s not one of the issues,” said Garcia.

Police brutality ranked as a top issue, 27 percent for blacks and 13 percent for Latinos, as compared to seven percent for Asians and three percent for whites.

Health care was a top concern found among all groups.

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  • MARIO
    1 September 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Millennials main priority should be, JOBs, JOBs, If you have job, you and your family have foods on the table, having JOBS, you can pay your financial Aid, your employer will pay your healthcare, you can work, drives Uber, part time and continue to finished your College. Onced you finished your College, and your main competitor are the illegal alien who are willing to accept lower pay, ZUCKERBERG, said 700K jobs opening if DACA ends, the remaining 100K DACA are childrens and will follow their parents if they go back to their home country. Huges savings on free education, free healthcare, free meal, free hospitalization, remember everything are being paid by YOU, being the taxpayer. Trump had already created over 1 M jobs within 8 months, his tax reform plan will create 12 M jobs, and his infrastructural project will create more jobs. Trump already on track to be the best Economic President in US history. For the first time America has 3% DDP…

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    1 September 2017 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Climate change should be a priority in the Philippines. Why is that? One of the main reason is that the overwhelming garbage that Pilipinos generate is causing so much pollution to the environment. In particular, Manila or Cebu are so congested, extreme heavy traffic area where unregulated carbon emissions float around and persist in the area.

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