According to 2018 data, there are 42 lakh people of Indian origin living in America. (Reuters file photo)
Indian Americans Discrimination Survey: The report states, ‘One in two Indian Americans reported facing discrimination in the past year. Of these, the most discrimination was done on the basis of their skin color.
Washington. Indian-origin citizens with the second largest population of immigrants in the US face discrimination and polarization on a daily basis. This has come to the fore in a survey released on Wednesday. Titled ‘Social Realities of Indian Americans: Results of the 2020 Indian American Trends Survey’, the report is based on an online survey of 1,200 Indian-Americans living in the US, conducted in association with research and analytics company ‘UGOV’.
The report said, ‘Indian-Americans face discrimination on a daily basis. One in two Indian-Americans reported facing discrimination in the past year. Most of these discrimination was done on the basis of their skin color. Surprisingly, American-born Indian-Americans complained of being more victims of discrimination.
Most Indian-Americans marry within their own community
The report also said that most Indian-Americans married within their own community. Eight out of 10 people surveyed have a spouse of Indian origin, while US-born Indian-Americans are four times more likely to be married to someone of Indian origin but of US-born.Religion plays an important role in the lives of Indian-Americans
The survey found that religion plays an important role in the lives of Indian-Americans, but the ways of practicing religion are different. About 40 percent of people pray at least once a day and 27 percent attend religious services once a week. The report said that polarization among Indian-Americans reflects a larger trend in American society. “Religious polarization at the individual level is low, while in both India and the US, party polarization linked to political preference is high,” it said.
Indian-Americans are more than one percent of the total population of America
Indian-Americans make up more than one percent of the total US population and less than one percent of all registered voters. Indian-Americans are the second largest expatriate group in the country. According to 2018 data, there are 42 lakh people of Indian origin living in America.