It’s all over but the counting! It’s our final episode examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our amateur analysis of the present and future of the 25-million-person Italian American community.
Drawing on findings from more than 1,600 respondents from throughout the nation, this final episode takes us into the traditions and trends of Italian America to understand how our culture manifests itself in our everyday lives. We will discover which Italian American customs still define our shared experience, how often we engage in the habits, happenings, and holidays that make us who we are… from basement wine making, to Easter Pie consumption, to the sacred ritual of the Sunday meal.
We explore attitudes surrounding the acquisition of Italian dual citizenship, how respondents feel about the Columbus Day controversy, and the state of Italian American assimilation in the 21st Century.
Then, we’ll move from cultural touchstones to the organs of engagement, to find out how many of us are participating in the institutions of community life… from reading Italian American magazines to membership in Italian American organizations great and small, and we’ll explore the health of our community’s most important establishments.
We conclude with an examination of future topics our listeners want more of on the Italian American Podcast, and our take on the results surrounding whether or not we consciously favor our own in the outside world.
And, remember, for those who are anxiously awaiting the final results summary, they will be released this week… so if you haven’t already, head over to our Facebook page and follow us now to be sure you don’t miss the release!
We’ve made it this far, so don’t miss this final episode!