Immigration Status71% of respondents were born in the United States with parents being born in Asia.
The remaining percentage were almost all born in Asia but immigrated under the age of 13, so still people who spent their formative years in America.
In our survey, respondents were able to check more than one box when it came to indicating their race / ethnicity.
We included the standard White, Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and broke out “Asian” into three subethnicities of East, Southeast, and South Asian.
With that said, we did have a decent sample of men who were South and Southeast Asian (many were mixed), men above 35, and men who born in Asia.
Age Two thirds of the respondents were between the ages of 25 and 34, with just under 18% of them being younger and 14% of them being older.
This question was explicitly worded to indicate that “traditional” Asian values were to be interpreted however they wished, without any specific guidance from the survey.
What explains the difference between Asian men who really wanted to uphold these traditional values (4’s and 5’s) and those who didn’t (1’s, 2’s and 3's)?
You can roughly imagine that the typical respondent to this survey has these attributes: a heterosexual East Asian college grad between 25 and 34 who was born in the US, with parents who were born in Asia.
In late fall of 2015, I ran a survey of 354 Asian men living in the United States on their experiences at work, in dating, and in day to day life.
As an Asian man born in China but raised in the US, I feel there’s been a dearth of understanding of the Asian male’s experience.
There was no statistical difference in these findings based on age, immigration status (born in US vs Asia) or subethnicity.
Respondents were more mixed when asked whether they personally felt it was important to uphold “traditional” Asian values in their own life.