More Americans disapprove of the way Asian people are treated in the wake of a string of violent attacks, according to a Gallup poll released recently.
The poll found that 46 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way society treats Asian people - down from 60 percent last year. Gallup surveys have found that satisfaction has been declining since 2016. Previously, more than 7 in 10 Americans were satisfied with society’s treatment of Asian people.
The poll, conducted June 1 through July 5, comes after a spate of violence against Asian people in the United States. They have been targeted as scapegoats for the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in China.
Earlier this month, a woman was arrested after reportedly striking a 6-year-old Korean American boy while yelling “China” outside of a shopping mall in Las Vegas. Last month, a 94-year-old Asian woman was hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times in San Francisco. (UPI)
By Nam Kyung-don (firstname.lastname@example.org