Interracial dating in the usa

The top five states for interracial dating, according to the study done by, are California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Georgia.I found it incredibly interesting that Texas and Georgia ranked so high on the list, especially because they are known as two of the most conservative states.Another fact that fascinated me in this article was that according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year, interracial marriages have climbed to all time height of roughly 4.8 million. Some say that the steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants has expanded the pool of prospective spouses, which has consequently increased the percentage of interracial marriages.Others say that despite popular belief, conservative’s interest in dating interracially has been there all along.This data comes from Table 3 Model 4 of the Zhang paper, which incorporates all controls into the model.

However, a 2009 study a year later by Yaunting Zhang and Jennifer Van Hook on behalf of Journal of Marriage and Family using a larger sample size than the previous study produced different results with Asian female/White male marriages shown as the least likely to divorce of any marriage pairing.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of interracially married couples has increased from 310,000 in 1970 to 651,000 in 1980, to 964,000 in 1990, to 1,464,000 in 2000 and to 2,340,000 in 2008; accounting for 0.7%, 1.3%, 1.8%, 2.6% and 3.9% of the total number of married couples in those years, respectively.

These statistics do not take into account the mixing of ancestries within the same "race"; e.g.

In Social Trends in America and Strategic Approaches to the Negro Problem (1948), Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal ranked the social areas where restrictions were imposed on the freedom of Black Americans by Southern White Americans through racial segregation, from the least to the most important: basic public facility access, social equality, jobs, courts and police, politics and marriage.

This ranking scheme illustrates the manner in which the barriers against desegregation fell: Of less importance was the segregation in basic public facilities, which was abolished with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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