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Research/Publications


America’s Newest Voters:
Understanding Immigrant and Minority Voting Behavior


Links to Academic Resources

This page lists websites that might serve as academic resources to those interested in the political behavior of minorities and immigrants. Among other things, these resources will give visitors an indication of the sort of research that is being conducted by political scientists and other social scientists on the subject.

Asian Pacific American Caucus
This website is run by the Asian Pacific American Caucus – an affiliate of the American Political Science Association. Visitors to the website are able to locate scholars in the field of Asian Pacific American politics and to identify research in the field. Recent research includes a five-city post-election survey studying the political behavior of Asian Americans.

Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas
The Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas is a standing committee of the American Political Science Association. The committee promotes activities that encourage the development of Latinos in the profession of political science. In addition, it is a resource for current research in the study of Latinos in political science. Recent research includes a study of Latino political participation, partisanship, and office holding.

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI)
This website is run by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI). TRPI is a policy research organization dedicated to the study of America’s Latino population. The work of the organization is grounded in its use of survey research to study the attitudes and activities of the diverse Latino community. TRPI is affiliated with the Claremont Graduate University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University.

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) conducts research on economic, social, and political issues facing the state. The condition of immigrants and the effects of immigration on California are policy areas under study at PPIC as well as the political and civic behavior of its citizens.

The Program for Research on Black Americans
This website is run by the Program for Research on Black Americans established by University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. The organization collects data and conducts research on various issues facing the African American population including political behavior. Specifically, the Program for Research on Black Americans administers the National Black Election Study series. Based on a sizable survey, this study examines the political attitudes and behavior of a cross-section of African Americans.