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  1. The Importance of Collecting Data and Doing Social Science Research on Race

    Statement adopted by the elected Council of the American Sociological Association. The ASA statement highlights significant research findings on the role and consequences of race relations in social institutions such as schools, labor markets, neighborhoods, and health care scholarship that would not have been possible without data on racial categories. The report concludes that the failure to gather data on this socially significant category would preserve the status quo. This projected was supported by the Spivack Fund for Applied Social Research and Social Policy.

  2. ASA Regular Members by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

    Notes: Percentages calculated on members providing data. Some caution should be used in interpreting these figures, since a substantial proportion of members do not complete the demographic items. Data for 2000 not available. Beginning in 2014 members could specify non-binary gender identities, which were selected by 0.1 percent in 2014, 0.2 percent in 2015, 1.2 percent in 2016, 1.3 percent in 2017, 1.5 percent in 2018, and 1.9 percent in 2019.