Stats on interracial dating and relationships

Age is the crucial factor with those in their 20s and 30s more than twice as likely to be living with someone from another background as those over 65, reflecting a less rigid approach to identity over time.But the figures also shows marked differences in attitudes to outsiders within different communities – often reflected in the whether people are married or cohabiting.Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of Native Americans, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.

Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.For example, in the British Bangladeshi community, those who are cohabiting are seven times more likely to be with someone from another background as those who are married.It suggests that cultural barriers still make it more difficult for those in inter-ethnic relationships to formalise their status by marriage.Many jurisdictions have had regulations banning or restricting not just interracial marriage but also interracial sexual relations, including Germany during the Nazi period, South Africa under apartheid, and many states in the United States prior to a 1967 Supreme Court decision.Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at much earlier dates.

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