26% feared physical attacks
An new report from the Pew Research Center revealed the stat and added that 26% of Asian Americans feared physical attacks.
40% of US adults said the public increased racism towards Asian Americans since the pandemic began.
“Asians and Blacks in particular have really seen a shift in their experience since the pandemic began,” said Neil Ruiz, the center’s associate director of global migration and demography and the lead author of the study.
“Something happened since the coronavirus outbreak, where the general public thinks there’s more racist views towards Black and Asian Americans,” Ruiz added.
9,654 US adults were surveyed in the study from June 4 to June 10.
The study also added that Asian Americans are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the US, making up 6% of the entire US population.
“Asian Americans are also more likely than their white and Hispanic counterparts to say they have been subject to slurs or jokes because of their race or ethnicity,” the study said.
Meanwhile, 43% of Chinese Canadians faced racist Coronavirus threats.