1. One-in-Seven New U.S. Marriages is Interracial or Interethnic
2. <ul><li>Two data sources: Pew Research Center's analysis of demographic data about new marriages in 2008 from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) and Pew Research Center's analysis of its own data from a nationwide telephone survey conducted from October 28 through November 30, 2009
3. Nationally representative sample of 2,884 adults </li></ul>
4. <ul><li>14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another.
5. Includes marriages between a Hispanic and non-Hispanic, marriages between spouses of different races (white, black, Asian, American Indian, multiple, &quot;some other&quot;).
6. 9% of whites, 16% of blacks, 26% of Hispanics and 31% of Asians married someone whose race or ethnicity was different from their own. </li></ul>
7. <ul><li>22% of all black male newlyweds married outside their race.
8. Just 9% of black female newlyweds married outside their race.
9. 40% of Asian female newlyweds married outside their race.
10. 20% of Asian male newlyweds married outside their race. </li></ul>
11. <ul><li>There are no gender differences in intermarriage rates among whites and Hispanics.
12. Rates of intermarriages among newlyweds in the U.S. more than doubled between 1980 (6.7%) and 2008 (14.6%).
13. Different groups experienced different trends.
14. Rates more than doubled among white people and nearly tripled among black people. </li></ul>
15. <ul><li>Rates were nearly identical in 2008 and 1980 for Hispanics and Asians.
16. Ongoing Hispanic and Asian immigration wave of the past four decades influenced these trends. These immigrants have enlarged the pool of potential spouses for out-marriage for whites and blacks.
17. For Hispanic and Chinese dating , the ongoing immigration wave has also enlarged the pool of potential partners for in-group marriage. </li></ul>