Pew research interracial dating
When Minority Families Become the Majority” (April 8-9 at the University of Illinois Chicago), by researchers at Framingham State University. CCF public affairs intern Colleen Poulin and FSU sociologist Virginia Rutter consider what’s working and what remains challenging in interracial relationships. Most common were marriages between a white and a Hispanic (41 percent), followed by marriage between a white and an Asian American (15 percent).Figure 2 White Men and Women Who "Married Out" in 2008 by Race/Ethnicity of Spouse Note: "Other" includes American Indians, people identifying with more than one race, and "some other race." Source: Paul Taylor et al., These 2008 marriages follow similar patterns by sex as interracial marriages of previous decades.And, as sociologist Dan Lichter points out, the biggest increase appears to be within minority groups. Interestingly, although younger people were more accepting of intermarriage, the Pew report found little difference in actual intermarriage rates by age—newlyweds age 50 or older were about as likely to marry out as younger newlyweds.Only 11 percent of 2008 intermarriages were between black and white Americans, reflecting the persistent cultural resistance against relationships between these races.
Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriages were unconstitutional in 1967, a reported 72 percent of southern white Americans and 42 percent of northern whites said they supported an outright ban on interracial relationships.
But when it comes to marital commitments, and even public displays of affection, barriers still remain.
The following fact sheet was prepared for the 2011 Council on Contemporary Families conference, “Tipping Point? Breaking the last taboo: Interracial marriage in America.
More than one-fifth of black men intermarried in 2008, while just 9 percent of black women did.
There has been much speculation about why these gender preferences exist—reasons that delve into racial stereotypes and politics.Hispanic men and women are about as likely to marry outside their ethnic group, and they tend to marry non-Hispanic whites more than other groups.