As many of us celebrate the gains being made by Asian Americans in entertainment, business, and politics, the fact remains that much work still needs to be done to raise awareness of the country’s fastest growing racial group. Korean actress Yuh Jung Youn recently won an Academy Award, and Andy Kim is no longer the only Korean American in Congress but a new survey showed that forty-two percent of Americans cannot name a well-known Asian American.
The survey, commissioned by the nonprofit Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change, polled 2,766 American adults across the country. It’s one of the first national surveys in two decades to assess public attitudes toward Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S.
Read more about the survey on NBC News.