Interracial dating among teens
Boys and girls, and those with different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds are equally likely to have been in such relationships. Among all married people in 2015 (not just those who recently wed), 10% are now intermarried – 11 million in total.The next most common intermarriage pairings are one white and one Asian spouse (15%).Some 12% of newlywed intermarried couples include one white and one multiracial spouse, and 11% include one white and one black spouse.Since 1980, an educational gap in intermarriage has begun to emerge.While the rate of intermarriage did not differ significantly by educational attainment in 1980, today there is a modest gap.whose parents are each of a different race, those with one Hispanic and one non-Hispanic parent, and those with at least one parent who identifies as multiracial.
Among white and Hispanic newlyweds, intermarriage rates are similar for men and women.Nearly four-in-ten adults (39%) say the growing number of people marrying someone of a different race is good for society, up from 24% in 2010.Adults younger than 30, those with at least a bachelor’s degree and those who identify as a Democrat or lean Democratic are especially likely to say this.Dating and experience with romance are relatively common – but far from universal – among teens ages 13 to 17.Some 35% of teens have some type of experience in a romantic relationship, a figure that includes current and former daters, as well as those in serious and less-serious relationships.The biggest decline has occurred among nonblacks: Today, 14% of nonblacks say they would oppose a close relative marrying a black person, down from 63% in 1990. Although Asian and Hispanic newlyweds are most likely to be intermarried, overall increases in intermarriage have been driven in part by rising intermarriage rates among black and white newlyweds.Asian and Hispanic newlyweds are the most likely to be intermarried. The most dramatic increase has occurred among black newlyweds, whose intermarriage rate more than tripled from 5% in 1980 to 18% in 2015.Here are more key findings from Pew Research Center about interracial and interethnic marriage and families on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision.A growing share of adults say interracial marriage is generally a good thing for American society.In 2015, 14% of newlyweds with a high school diploma or less were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity.In contrast, 18% of those with some college experience and 19% of those with a bachelor’s degree or more were intermarried.