Thursday, March 17, 2011

White Americans like Chinese Americans more than the reverse

There has been a lot of Internet buzz about the white UCLA student who complained about Asian student behavior on campus.  She has been trashed as a hater, and OneSTDV wrote about it on his blog.

Whites get called haters for anything and everything, but how do they actually stack up against Asians?

The GSS asked a sample of Americans how warmly they feel towards: 1) whites, and 2) Asians. Answers ranged from "not at all close" (1) to "very close" (9).  The mean for whites towards Asians is 6.25. The mean of Chinese Americans towards whites is 5.58, and it's 6.52 for Japanese people. The white and Japanese means are not significantly different, but whites like the Chinese significantly more than the reverse.

7 comments:

DR said...

This makes sense. Asians have lower criminality, less impulsiveness, more personal responsibility, and higher intelligence. If I was Asian I wouldn't be too thrilled to live in a lot of white neighborhoods either (how many Asian trailer parks do you see?)

ironrailsironweights said...

That chick from UCLA has quite a set of bolt-ons.

Peter

Anonymous said...

If I was Asian I wouldn't be too thrilled to live in a lot of white neighborhoods either

It's amazing that they keep coming (and coming, and coming) here to live with us then, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Makes no sense. They would stay in China if they felt that way.

Anonymous said...

how many Asian trailer parks do you see?

There's quite a lot of them in Asia.

silly girl said...

"whites like the Chinese significantly more than the reverse."

Okay, but who do Chinese like the most?

It is hard for me to understand whether Chinese are just less likely to express "warm feelings" or whether they like whites/Americans less than they like others. I can imagine it is possible they could rate their "warm feelings" toward Americans lower that the reverse, yet still have that "low" rating be higher than for all the other groups.

Anonymous said...

You should control for sex. Chinese women like white men;)