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Sex, Race and Marriage: More Interracial Couples

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Interesting cultural findings in USA Today article on growing number of interracial couples and marriages:

  • Tolerance: 43% agree that “more people of different races marrying each other has been a change for the better in our society.” 44% say it made no difference; 11% say it’s been a change for the worse.
  • Regional differences: 35% of all newlyweds who married outside their race live in the West. Other states with 20% or more are all west of the Mississippi.
  • Gender/Race: Among Blacks, 24% of newlywed men married outside their race, vs. 9% of women. Among Asians, the opposite is true: 36% of women married outside their race, vs. 17% of men.