Last year the Hindu American Foundation published their first report on bullying, Classroom Subjected, highlighting bullying and bias experienced by Hindu American students. The results underscored the challenges young Hindu Americans face in their classrooms. Half of respondents said they felt awkward and socially isolated because of their religious identity, while one-third said they had been bullied for being Hindu. The report was used by federal, state, and local agencies as a recommended resource, and received endorsements from a gamut of community, interfaith, and political leaders.
Over the past few months anti-Hindu sentiment has spiked, prompting HAF to gather more data on the prevalence of anti-Hindu bullying in classrooms. They have expanded the eligible pool to include college students.
Survey data will be collected until December 1. Some participants may be contacted for a follow-up anonymous interview. The results of the data will be published by HAF next year to help prevent and combat religion-based bias and bullying.
Please consider contributing to this research study. The survey can be found here.