Polish Americans Today. Insights from a 2020 Piast Institute Survey of Polonia

Marek Skulimowski - The Kosciuszko Foundation I Polish American Organizations
February 21, 2024

Polish Americans Today. Insights from a 2020 Piast Institute survey of Polonia - A webinar with Dominik Stecula, Ph.D. - Thursday, February 22, 1 PM ET. There are nearly 9 million Americans who claim Polish ancestry on the U.S. Census, which is about 3% of the total population of America. However, very little is known about this community beyond its demographic profile.

Polish Americans Today. Insights from a 2020 Piast Institute Survey of Polonia

Dominik Stecula, along with the Piast Institute, has been conducting regular national polls of Polonia for over a decade. This is currently the only national survey of Polish Americans and offers the most detailed empirical look at the community. In his talk, Stecula will provide a comprehensive data-driven picture of American Polonia, focusing primarily on the Polish American community's politics, demographics, identities, and cultural activities.

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Dominik Stecuła is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. He was born in Brzeg, Poland, and immigrated to the United States at 15. Prior to his current position, Stecula worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Stecula has published over 20 peer-reviewed academic journal articles, including in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, and other prominent venues. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and other grantors and has been featured in various media outlets, including the New York Times, New Yorker, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, NBC News, NPR, PBS, and the Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. He has also published over 35 public-facing articles and commentaries on American politics and the Polish American community, including in the Washington Post, USA Today, Foreign Policy, and Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as prominent outlets in his native Poland such as Gazeta Wyborcza, Polityka, and Kultura Liberalna.

Stecula is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Piast Institute in Michigan, a National Center for Polish and Polish American Affairs. He is the author of "Polish American Today," a short book on the Polish American community based on a 2020 survey that he designed and fielded with the Piast Institute. The book is a follow-up to an earlier version, based on a study conducted in collaboration with the late co-founder of the Piast Institute, Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski.

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