To browse Academia. Skip to main content. You're using an out-of-date version of Internet Explorer. Log In Sign Up. The result shows that the majority of the respondents can imagine dating or marrying interracially, however there are clear preferen- ces of different groups.
In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958
How do Americans really feel about interracial couples?
The poll surveyed 4, Americans, including 1, non-Hispanic blacks. Approval of marriages between blacks and whites is up one percentage point from , when this attitude was last measured. Approval has generally increased in a linear fashion from Gallup's first measure in , reaching the majority threshold in , and crossing the three-quarters line in Blacks' approval has consistently been higher than whites' over the decades, although attitudes among both racial groups have generally moved in a parallel manner since -- when Gallup first was able to report reliable estimates of each group's opinion.
Almost All Millennials Accept Interracial Dating and Marriage
Does love really conquer all? Tinder just released the results of a survey on interracial dating — and the findings seem hopeful. We could applaud Tinder and other online dating services for broadening users' horizons and for bringing together perfectly compatible people who happen to have different racial backgrounds. But the survey focused on people's attitudes toward interracial dating and their own assessments of their behavior — not on their actual behavior.
This is part of a Pew Research Center series of reports exploring the behaviors, values and opinions of the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation. Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage. This shift in opinion has been driven both by attitude change among individuals generally and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations.