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Self-identification terms used by "Asian Americans" in the United States, 2012

This statistic shows how people with Asian heritage living in the United States most often described themselves in 2012. The results are distinguished by those who were foreign born and native born. 43 percent of native born "Asian-Americans" preferred to describe themselves as being country of origin/American i.e. Vietnamese/American.

Which of the following terms do you use to describe yourself most often?

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Release date

June 2012


United States

Survey time period

January 3, 2012 to March 27, 2012

Number of respondents

3,511 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

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Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Only respondents who identified a country of origin were asked this question.

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