The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) with the COVID Collaborative and Hart Research, released the results of a nationwide COVID-19 survey that focused specifically on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Over 1,500 people participated in the study, which presents disaggregated data for ethnic groups, evaluates vaccination confidence and outcomes, and draws attention to unfolding epidemics of anti-Asian hate and decreased mental health.
Key findings of the survey:
- Within the sample, vaccination rates for Native Hawaiians (63%) and Pacific Islanders (55%) lag behind those of Asian Americans (82%).
- Four out of five community members think that COVID-19 is still a serious problem or that the worst is yet to come, including 84% of Southeast Asians, 79% of South Asians and East Asians, 83% of Native Hawaiians, and 77% of Pacific Islanders.
- Over one-third (37%) reported knowing someone who has died from COVID-19.
- Over one in five (22%) lost a job or wages because of COVID-19.
- The vast majority of AANHPIs (70%) think discrimination against their community has become more common in the United States than it was before COVID-19, with half of them reporting that they or a family member had experienced discrimination since the pandemic began.
- Over one-third of community members said that their mental health had deteriorated since the beginning of the pandemic. This was most pronounced among people aged 18-34, over half of whom (51%) said their mental health was worse.
Read the press release here
Read the summary here.
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