Mochi Magazine conducted a survey on the past election cycle from December 7 to 19, 2016. 317 Asian Americans, ages 14-68, participated. Here, highlights from the results:
92% voted in November’s 2016 presidential election.
For comparison, 8% did not cast a vote. (Why Asian Americans Aren’t Voting)
Vote distribution among survey participants:
- 77% for Hillary Clinton
- 6 % for Jill Stein
- 2% for Donald Trump (Chinese Americans on Why They Voted for Trump)
- 1% for Gary Johnson
Of those individuals surveyed:
- 25% were born outside of the United States
- 74% indicated they are first-generation
- 44% experienced conflict with family or friends over which candidate to support
- 47% have a bachelor’s degree
- 22% identified as male
- 74% identified as female
- 4% identified as other
Respondents largely lived in CA, WA, VA, and the Northeast region of the United States.
For those that did not vote:
1 in 3 believe that if they had, their vote wouldn’t have mattered.
20% of those who did vote hadn’t voted in previous elections either – even if they were eligible to do so.
Top 4 issues of concern during the election cycle:
- Civil rights
- Reproductive rights
See our full report on the Asian American perspective for these issues here.