Asian Americans less spiritual and more insular
From this news release about a fascinating report, College Students’ Spirituality and Religiousness Varies by Race and Gender, New Study Shows: African Americans Most Religious Group, culminating from a survey of 112,232 college students:
Asian Americans were the highest scorers on Religious Skepticism and the lowest on Spirituality, Equanimity, and Religous Commitment. … Asian Americans are the most likely to say that they have no religious preference.
Plus 2 more sound bites from a local newspaper article, The contours of a constituency: Asian American entrepreneurs meet at summit:
Divided, the region’s Asian communities are a patchwork of competing interests, said Sally Sternbach of Rockville Economic Development Inc. United, those same groups represent a powerful constituency. The challenge, Sternbach said, is for Asian American businesses to seize opportunities together.
But when critiquing (different from criticizing, different from being negative, even tho’ some can’t tell the difference), it’s always better when it comes from someone from within:
Asian American communities can be somewhat insular, [John] Lin said. “Each group does its own thing. They don’t usually collaborate.”