Interracial dating stats
The United States has many ethnic and racial groups, and interracial marriage is fairly common among most of them.
Interracial marriages increased from 2% of married couples in 1970 to 7% in 2005 According to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data conducted in 2013, 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race.
Interracial marriage is a form of exogamy that involves a marriage between spouses who belong to different races.
It was historically a taboo in the United States of America and outlawed in South Africa.
Case in point, the emergence of large populations of Afro-Arabs in the Arab World and mulattoes in the New World historically came about in the context of the Arab and Transatlantic slave trades, respectively, which resulted in impregnation of black women.
These women were largely sex slaves (rather than wives) of non-black men (cf.
Newlywed couples in 2008-2010 combines three years’ data for newlyweds.
Even though labeled as “newlyweds,” 42% of newly married couples in 2008-2010 have been married before (either husband or wife or both).
Anti-miscegenation laws have played a large role in defining racial identity and enforcing the racial hierarchy.For more information about data sources and methodology, see Appendix 1.Key findings: In this report, the terms “intermarriage” and “marrying out” refer to marriages between a Hispanic and a non-Hispanic (interethnic) or marriages between non-Hispanic spouses who come from the following different racial groups (interracial): white, black, Asian, American Indian, mixed race or some other race.The term “Asian” includes native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. The terms “black” and “African American” are used interchangeably in this report. This report was researched and written by Wendy Wang, research associate at the Social & Demographic Trends project of the Pew Research Center. Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Research Center, participated in the initial planning of the project and prepared the couple-level ACS datasets for the analysis.All references in this report to whites, blacks, and Asians refer to the non-Hispanic portions of those groups. Paul Taylor, director of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project, provided the editorial guidance and also edited the report.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.