NEW YORK (AP) -- A quarter of Americans have strong negative stereotypes of Chinese Americans, and 23 percent would be uncomfortable voting for an Asian-American president, according to a survey sponsored by a Chinese-American group.
Thirty-two percent of those surveyed believe Chinese Americans are more loyal to China than to the United States.
"We found these findings startling," said Henry Tang, chairman of the Committee of 100, which sponsored the survey. "Asian Americans are not the 'model minority' with no issues. The study shows that they face negative stereotyping among a significant proportion of this country."
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said the survey results indicated "that prejudice continues to be a part of the American landscape."
The study also found some positive attitudes toward Chinese Americans. Of those surveyed, 91 percent said that Chinese Americans had "strong family values," 77 percent said they have "honesty as businesspeople," and 67 percent said they place a high value on education.
The survey was conducted March 1 to 14 by Yankelovich Partners in collaboration with The Marttila Communications Group and the ADL using phone interviews.
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