Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We’re Going (Part 2)

Join us on this multi-part podcast series that gets to the heart of the Italian American experience.

By: John Viola, The Italian American Podcast 

We’re back with Part 2 of our multi-episode series examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our effort to ask the questions only we could ask of ourselves, and to understand what the Italian American community really looks like today, and what we will become in the future.


With more than 1,600 respondents from around the nation chiming in, we’re moving into more nuanced territory as we look into questions regarding how important our Italian heritage is to those surveyed, whether or not they prioritized marriage to a fellow Italian American, what percentage had “married out” and what that means for the future of Italian America.

We’ll examine the strength of Italian and regional languages revealed in the results, and what language means to our identity.

We share results about political affiliation, how closely respondents identified with their political party, which issues facing the nation are most important to us, and which are most impacted by our Italian identities.

And of course, every answer will inspire our usual wanderings into the trivia of Italian American life, like why post-war Italian propaganda may explain the modern relationship between Italians and Italian Americans, the history of swearing in the Neapolitan language, how Italians respond to Italian American political candidates, and whether or not we have “Tribal Rights” to use “the G-Word.”

Plus, if that’s not enough to keep you busy, one day after the episode premieres, you’ll be able to see detailed results on our Facebook page… so if you haven’t already, head over and follow us now!

If YOU are a proud Italian American who wants to understand all you can about our people, this will be a series you can’t afford to miss!

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