Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) 


California North-Central Valley

The Institute for Social Research is happy to announce that we will be partnering with the California Endowment to build the first regional survey panel focusing on the opinions and attitudes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The ISR will recruit and maintain an online survey panel of approximately 1200 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders -- including significant numbers of AAPI sub-populations -- which will be broadly representative of those communities within Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. We will work with specialized consultant and AAPI community leaders to facilitate trust within community organizations and encourage members to join the survey panel. The panels will include at least 200 participants from each of the following sub-groups: Chinese, Hmong, Filipino, Cambodian, South Asian, and others including as many Pacific Islanders as possible (e.g. Native Hawaiians, Samoans, Guamanian/Chamorros, and Tongans).


At quarterly intervals, the panelists will respond to surveys regarding health, general wellness, and public policy preferences on issues such as community policing, health reform, education reform, and many others that local community partners will determine. Together, our findings will provide the public and policymakers with more nuanced understanding of AAPI concerns and perspectives, to enhance policy responsiveness to these Californians.


The Full Circle Project at California State University, Sacramento, will also partner in this effort.  The Full Circle Project aims to assist AAPI students throughout their entire college careers through academic support, intentional student organization and leadership opportunities, and meaningful community engagement.  The AAPI survey panel will provide FCP students applied research skills, community service activities, and opportunities to work directly with AAPI community leaders.