Interracial dating between blacks and whites

Before she tied the knot, Amber confessed that her grandmother encouraged her to marry someone within her race.“My grandmother and her girlfriend were sitting in the living room, and she was just like, ‘Amber, when are you going to get married?The poll surveyed 4,373 Americans, including 1,010 non-Hispanic blacks.Approval of marriages between blacks and whites is up one percentage point from 2011, when this attitude was last measured.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race., which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.

Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.The gap between black approval and white approval in recent years has been smaller than it was prior to 1997.Older Americans Least Likely to Approve of Marriages Between Blacks and Whites Approval of black-white marriage is higher among younger Americans, and lowest among those 65 and older.In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.Blacks' approval of black-white marriage (96%) is now nearly universal, while whites' approval is 12 percentage points lower, at 84%.

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