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Latest research on Asian Americans

Pew Research Center’s comprehensive study of Asian Americans examines population trends, education, income, values and religious affiliation and commitment of this important group.
Two reports were released in the summer of 2012: The Rise of Asian Americans and Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.

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How many Asian American churches in the USA

This blog post is an attempt to link to specific sources that have numbers for churches reaching specific Asian ethnicities. These will add up to an estimated total number of Asian American churches.
In a 2007 report, “Asian American Churches: An Introductory Survey,” published by L2 Foundation in partnership with Leadership Network, the report’s author, […]

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Presentation #2 from the Austin conversation

The videos of the Asian American Leadership Conversation (on 4/29/09 in Austin) are now online for viewing. The topic revolved around what kind of Asian American leaders need to be raised up to make Kingdom impact, and 3 presentations were made from 3 different perspectives: church, academic (sociological), and parachurch.
Here is the second presentation, “The […]

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Part 2 on Prequel Questions on Developing New Asian American Leaders

Happy Memorial Day to everyone.
Here is Part 2 of the questions from last week’s posting on “Prequel Questions” on Developing New Asian American Leaders.  Are you like me that sometimes it’s good to step back from a challenging task and, instead of listing facts or known ideas, to start again by asking questions.  That’s what […]

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5 insights about Asian American acculturation

From Issue 34 / September 2008 of interTrend Communication’s Tidbits monthly e-newsletter that brings Asian American consumer insights and market trends:
interTrend’s Acculturation Study Reveals Insights into an Emerging Market
interTrend Communications has just completed phase one of its pioneering Knowledge Center Asian Acculturation Study, with pan-Asian groups and multi-generational families. The study aims to […]

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projected Asian American population in 2050

CNN’s “Minorities expected to be majority in 2050” reports on highlights from the U.S. Census report released last week:
The Asian-American population is expected to increase from 15.5 million to 40.6 million, or from 5.1 percent to 9.2 percent of the population.
… The United States is projected to reach the 400 million population milestone in […]

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Religiosity in Asian America: Spiritual Vitality, Secularism, and Racialization

Sat in parts of the Symposium on Religion in Los Angeles, a 2-day event jointly hosted by Cal State University Los Angeles and Claremont School of Theology. Fascinating conversations and presentations that exemplified the growing interest in the sociology of religion, and most of the presentations explored the inter-relationship of religions and ethnicities.
Russell Jeung, Associate […]

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future of interracial families and churches

Excerpted from the book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes by Mark Penn and E. Kinney Zalesne. These statistics give a preview of racial diversity within families (and potentially, churches) in the future::
According to Pew Research Center data from 2006, while the majority of interracial couples include a Hispanic, the most common type […]

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Most Churches are Small Churches

Les Puryear did some excellent research on church sizes, noting the large number of smaller churches across denominations. Here’s an overview of what he found:

In the Episcopal churches in the USA, 59% of the churches have less than 100 members. 75% of all episcopal churches have less than 150 members. (Source)
73% of all Church of […]

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alarming statistics about American Born Chinese

According to this promotional video for the recent Render Conference (near Houston), less than 2% of American Born Chinese (ABCs) attend church here in the United States.
I’m not sure where that statistic comes from, as I do not know of a comprehensive study that documents this demographics’ church attendance, but if it is anywheres near […]

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