As such, many churches are almost like social service agencies in terms of the ways in which they help Asian Americans in practical, day-to-day matters.Other scholars and studies show that churches can also provide social status and prestige for their members.
Specifically, many churches, temples, and other religious organizations provide their members with important and useful services around practical, everyday matters such as translation assistance.
Other practical examples include information and assistance on issues relating to education, employment, housing, health care, business and financial advice, legal advice, marriage counseling, and dealing with their Americanized children, etc.
There are few studies or data that I know if that would answer these questions conclusively, particularly ones that break down religious affiliation among different Asian ethnic groups.
Methodist, United Methodist, African Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopalian/ Anglican, United Church of Christ/ Congregational, Reformed/ Dutch Reform, Disciples of Christ, Moravian, Quaker, or Orthodox (Greek, Russian, Eastern, Christian)Pentecostal, Assemblies of God, Full Gospel, Four Square Gospel, Church of God, Holiness, Nazarene, Salvation Army, Churches of Christ, Seventh Day Adventist, Mennonite, Brethren, Apostle, Covenant, Christian Reform, Jehovah's Witness, Christian Science, or Messianic Jews Nonetheless, there are some statistics that give a general picture of religious affiliation within the Asian American community.
In fact, this group has grown significantly since the first ARIS study in 1990 and its percentage in 2008 (27%) among Asian American is the largest of all the major racial ethnic groups in the study (Whites are second with 16% claiming no religious affiliation).