The percentage for Whites, while not as high, was still overwhelmingly supportive at 84 percent.The study made it clear that Black approval of such unions has always been higher, but the gap between the races has closed dramatically.
Many readers will undoubtedly argue that these numbers do not correspond to their own personal experiences and observations. First, keep in mind that these numbers are only for marriages in which both spouses are U. Second, other related research shows that intermarriages are much more common outside of the major urban areas where most young Asian Americans lives.
In other words, interracial couples are more likely to be found outside of the major metropolitan areas.
People with such attitudes often tend to be more socially flexible in their social habits and values. While Census data indicates that interracial marriage is still relatively rare, from 167,000 in 1980 to 558,000 in 2010, what can be inferred from these findings is that such results are a revelatory indicator of the general transformative attitudes of Americans from all walks of life on a number of issues in regards to racial maters, including marriage across the color line. Subscribe, choose the community that you most identify with or want to learn more about and we’ll send you the news that matters most once a week throughout Trump’s first 100 days in office.
At first glance, these statistics may seem rather unbelievable since they tend to show very high levels of intermarriages, especially among Koreans and Filipinos. S.-raised only represent less than 20% of all marriages involving Asian Americans.
Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever, was their motto.
Admittedly, a number of people in this age demographic have evolved in their views overtime.
While the poll is not entirely scientific, it is probably a fairly accurate barometer of contemporary attitudes toward the issue.
The poll revealed that Black Americans approved of Black-White marriage at a rate of 96 percent, which is almost entirely universal.
The east and Midwest had identical percentages of acceptance while the west had the highest level of support.
Perhaps such results dispel the image of the northeast of supposedly being more racially progressive than the supposedly more moderate/conservative mid west and largely conservative western section of the nation.
Not surprisingly, support for interracial marriage is much higher among younger people under 30 and less idealistic among people over 65 years old.