In 2014, 37% of Americans said having more people of different races marrying each other was a good thing for society, up from 24% four years earlier.Only 9% in 2014 said this trend was a bad thing for society, and 51% said it doesn’t make much difference.Use our Online Dating Safety Tips to enjoy safe and successful online dating. In her personal essay titled, 'I am not dating a racial slur,' Ashlyn writes that she and her boyfriend, Ra'Montae Green, have been together for two years and have never directly experienced racism as an interracial couple.For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
The trend toward more interracial marriages is undoubtedly related, at least in part, to changing social norms.
Our previous surveys have documented growing acceptance among the public.
Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.
Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.