Asian Americans tend to be more satisfied with their lives than the rest of Americans and have a more positive outlook, USA Today reported Wednesday citing a a report by Pew Research Center.
Asked whether they are satisfied with their lives, 82 percent of Asian American respondents said yes, compared to 75 percent of all Americans. Some 51 percent of Asian Americans said they are satisfied with their personal finances, as against only 35 percent of all Americans.
Experts say Asians are generally more content in the U.S. because the country offers them opportunities not available in their home countries.
Pew Research studied 3,511 Americans from Korea, China, Japan, India, the Philippines and Vietnam in January to March this year. It said first-generation immigrants accounted for three-quarters.
The 18.2 million Asians in the U.S. are the fastest-growing racial group, overtaking Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants and representing 6 percent of the American population.
The study also found that Asians broadly conform to the racial stereotype of being hard-working and family-oriented.