Interracial Marriage for all Americans Pew Report

Interracial Marriage for all Americans Pew Report

The idea of interracial marriage for all Americans is catching on.

Marriage across racial and ethnic lines continues to be on the rise in the United States. The share of new marriages between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from each other increased to 15.1% in 2010, and the share of all current marriages that are either interracial or interethnic has reached an all-time high of 8.4%.

The upward trend of intermarriage is many decades old. In 1980, fewer than 7% of new marriages were intermarriages, less than half the share now. Among all marriages, the share of intermarriages in 1980 was about 3%.

Findings from a number of recent Pew research surveys show that just as intermarriage has become more common, public attitudes have become more accepting…

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