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Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More than 80% of Asian adults say that violence against them is increasing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

The big picture: The survey, conducted April 5-11, comes after the recent shootings in Atlanta in which eight people, including six Asian women were killed, as well as a yearlong spike in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

By the numbers: 32% of Asian adults say they fear someone might threaten or physically attack them, "a greater share than other racial or ethnic groups," Pew writes.

  • 45% of Asian adults say they have experienced at least one of five specific offensive incidents since the start of the pandemic.
  • One in 5 survey respondents cited former President Trump's rhetoric around China and the pandemic and his labeling the virus "kung flu" or "Chinavirus" as one of the reasons why violence against the AAPI community has increased.

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Methodology, per Pew: Data used is drawn from the panel wave conducted April 5 to April 11, 2021 and included oversamples of Asian, Black and Hispanic Americans. A total of 5,109 panelists responded out of 5,970 who were sampled, for a response rate of 86%. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 5,109 respondents is ± 2.1 percentage points. 

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The latest: "I’m disappointed in every loss, but I feel like this one sucks more than the others," said Osaka, who had hoped to win gold on home soil.

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Driving the news: The vaccine mandate was set to begin on Monday, prompting concerns over staffing shortages in schools across the nation's largest school system.