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Vietnamese people conversing

This research brief published by OBI and VietRISE, a community-based organization in Little Saigon, Orange County, CA, reveals prevailing beliefs, policy preferences, and narratives among Vietnamese residents in Orange County on topics related to economic inequality, the role of government, generational change, and the idea of community. 

OBI’s survey of Orange County found that Vietnamese residents are more likely than any other group to support economic redistributive policies. Through follow-up focus groups with Vietnamese-speaking political independents, the brief shows not only that these views are widespread, but also the key values and narratives underpinning them. Findings on not only economic inequality, but also generational change in the Vietnamese community and racism in the U.S., cut against conventional wisdoms about the views of Vietnamese constituencies.

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Read this brief in Vietnamese.