Saturday 17th February 2018,


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Pew Responds to Criticism on Lack of Asian Americans in Its Surveys.

posted by Randall

KoreatownPew  has taken a lot of heat for omitting Asian Americans from its survey on social media use. Given the high use of social media by Asian Americans, this seems like a fair question.

This morning Pew outlined the reason why.

–the high error rate with such a small sampling of Asian Americans

–the expense of multi-lingual polling


–Asian Americans are included in polling, just not broken out.

You can read the full explanation here in Pew.

One has to wonder then what it will take to change this. These excuses are nothing new. They’re the same excuses used in the early 2000s. The Asian American population has doubled since then. But the excuses remain the same. It’s amazing with today’s technological advances, polling hasn’t advanced with it.


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  1. AsAmNews says:

    From @MrBradChase via Twitter re: Pews Response to lack of Asian Americans in its polling: Pew's 2nd sin of omission: claiming "periodic reader questions." One brave woman stood up to them. No acknowledgement. No apology.

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