Kposowa, and Michele A. And they are the group most likely to marry out. Census Bureau, Population Estimates: Less than 3 percent of all marriages were interracial inand the public generally disapproved of such unions. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriages were unconstitutional ina reported 72 percent of southern white Americans and 42 percent of northern whites said they supported an outright ban on interracial relationships.
About one-quarter of Hispanic men and women married non-Hispanics in
Most Americans Marry Within Their Race
Most people appear willing to date outside their race, but they still state preferences. Americans reaching marriage age over the next two decades are probably the most racially diverse generation ever, and it will be surprising if they do not intermarry more often than previous generations. Census Bureau, Population Estimates: Interracial marriage was even illegal in at least 15 U. A recent study of profiles submitted to the online dating website Match. 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. As the education and income gaps between racial and ethnic groups shrank, so did the social distance between them.