Journal article

Profiling racial prejudice during COVID-19: Who exhibits anti-asian sentiment in Australia and the United States?

X Tan, R Lee, L Ruppanner

Australian Journal of Social Issues | Wiley | Published : 2021

Abstract

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, anti-Asian racism increased around the world, as exhibited through greater instances of abuse and hate crimes. To better understand the scale of anti-Asian racism and the characteristics of people who may be expressing racial prejudice, we sampled respondents in Australia and the United States over 31 August–9 September 2020 (1375 Australians and 1060 Americans aged 18 or above; source YouGov). To address potential social desirability bias, we use both direct and indirect (list experiment) questions to measure anti-Asian sentiment and link these variables to key socioeconomic factors. We find that, instead of being universal among general populations, anti-As..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Faculty of Arts at University of Melbourne and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Project Number CE200100025).