Americans of Indian and Chinese origin are the highest Internet users, according to a consumer survey result. 90% of Asian Americans spend the most hours on the Internet and young Asian Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest Internet users. Here is a news report.
They browse ethnic sites and informational sites from back home. The study revealed relevant findings and insightful views into brand loyalty, lifestyle habits, purchase drivers as well as media consumption of Asian Americans.
What does it mean for youth work and church? With growing emigrantion from Asia (under students and employment visa category), immigrants will continue to be shaper of the ethnic communities. The next generation may not find much hearing and their needs may remain unaddressed. I think, we will continue to see bleeding of the immigrant churches and youth ministry may not get adequate focus.
Most second and third generation Asians may not find into immigrant churches and struggle to find a place in the American churches. Although some may go ahead and develop relevant ministries to address emerging generation issues.
What I wish to see is that Asian American next generation leaders will create channels of interaction to learn, inspire and support greater generational focus on ministry. There is much to learn from each other as well as across generations. Heard about the first ever gathering of emerging generation of Asian Indians in America – www.connextonline.com Come to learn and network to serve next generation well.