21 Facts About Filipino Americans


Significant populations of Filipino Americans can be found in California, Hawaii, the New York metropolitan area and Illinois.

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The study showed that Filipino Americans nurses, whether foreign or American-born, had the highest median income among any other ethnicity.

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Filipino Americans formed close-knit neighborhoods, notably in California and Hawaii.

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Some Filipino Americans have chosen to retire in the Philippines, buying real estate.

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Filipino Americans continue to travel back and forth between the United States and the Philippines, making up more than a tenth of all foreign travelers to the Philippines in 2010; when traveling back to the Philippines they often bring cargo boxes known as a balikbayan box.

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In 1997, the Filipino Americans oratory was dedicated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, owing to increased diversity within the congregations of American Catholic parishes.

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Filipino Americans, who are first generation immigrants were more likely to attend mass weekly, and tended to be more conservative, than those who were born in the United States.

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One study found that Filipino Americans cuisine was not often listed in Food frequency questionnaires.

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On television, Filipino Americans cuisine has been criticized, such as on Fear Factor, and praised, such as on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and Bizarre Foods America.

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Filipino Americans undergo experiences that are unique to their own identities.

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When family conflict rises in Filipino Americans American families, there is a negative association with suicide attempts.

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Filipino Americans have traditionally been socially conservative, particularly with "second wave" immigrants; the first Filipino American elected to office was Peter Aduja.

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Additionally, Filipino Americans had the largest proportions of Republicans among Asian Americans who have been polled, a position which is normally held by Vietnamese Americans, leading up to the 2012 election, and had the lowest job approval opinion of Obama among Asian Americans.

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Rappler further alleges that, many Filipino Americans who voted for Trump, and adhere to QAnon, cite similar political leanings in the Philippines with regard to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and anti-Chinese sentiment because China has been building artificial reefs in the South China Sea near the Philippines in the 2010s and as a result, they have recently seen the Republican Party as being more hardline with regard to the Chinese government's actions.

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The number of Congressional members of Filipino Americans descent doubled to numbers not reached since 1937, two when the Philippine Islands were represented by non-voting Resident Commissioners, due to the 2000 Senatorial Election.

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One effect of this act was to allow Filipino Americans to invest in the Philippines through land purchases, which are limited to Filipino citizens, and, with some limitations, former citizens.

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Philippine government actively encourages Filipino Americans to visit or return permanently to the Philippines via the "Balikbayan" program and to invest in the country.

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Filipino Americans additionally, have had difficulty being categorized, termed by one source as being in "perpetual absence".

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In Hawaii, Filipino Americans often have little identification with their heritage, and it has been documented that many disclaim their ethnicity.

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However, even though Filipino Americans are the second largest group among Asian Americans, community activists have described the ethnicity as "invisible", claiming that the group is virtually unknown to the American public, and is often not seen as significant even among its members.

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Many Filipino Americans veterans traveled to the United States to lobby Congress for these benefits.

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