Interracial dating statistics in the u s
In a 2017 Pew survey, 39 percent of American adults said the growing rate of interracial marriage is good for society. There is a marked divide, however, in attitude among different political affiliations.
And though online dating has received its fair share of bad press with accusations of fueling hook-up culture, stories of scam artists and of first dates gone wrong, new research shows online dating has influenced the nature of society in some positive ways.In 2015, 17 percent, or roughly one in six American newlyweds, married someone of a different race or ethnicity. At least as significantly, the rate of opposition by non-blacks to the possibility of a close relative marrying someone black has decreased from 63 percent in 1990 to only 14 percent in 2016. Pew’s findings are consistent with earlier reports and trends.In 2013, Pew reported that 12 percent of American newlyweds married someone of a different race. In the more specific category of marriages between blacks and whites, a 2007 study by Harvard economist Roland Fryer Jr.In Indian River County, where more adults are registered Republican than on the Space Coast and the median age is slightly older, Jiminez said she experiences reactions to her interracial marriage not as discrimination but as heightened awareness."When I'm with friends it doesn't come up, but lately with everything going on, when I try to talk about race, I sense the discomfort. Some of her friends in interracial marriages found raising children challenging, she said."You pull from your own cultural resources, and sometimes that causes tension," she said.Research suggests biracial children still face challenges, with the majority saying they have been the target of racial jokes or insults.