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One in-seven new u.s. marriages is interracial or interethnic
One in-seven new u.s. marriages is interracial or interethnic
One in-seven new u.s. marriages is interracial or interethnic
One in-seven new u.s. marriages is interracial or interethnic
One in-seven new u.s. marriages is interracial or interethnic
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One in-seven new u.s. marriages is interracial or interethnic

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  • 1. One-in-Seven New U.S. Marriages is Interracial or Interethnic
  • 2. <ul><li>Two data sources: Pew Research Center&apos;s analysis of demographic data about new marriages in 2008 from the U.S. Census Bureau&apos;s American Community Survey (ACS) and Pew Research Center&apos;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, &amp;quot;some other&amp;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>

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