While the rate of intermarriage did not differ significantly by educational attainment in 1980, today there is a modest gap.In 2015, 14% of newlyweds with a high school diploma or less were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity.Adults younger than 30, those with at least a bachelor’s degree and those who identify as a Democrat or lean Democratic are especially likely to say this.
In 2015, 24% of recently married black men were intermarried, compared with 12% of newly married black women.
There are also notable gender differences among Asian newlyweds: Just over one-third (36%) of newlywed Asian women were intermarried in 2015, compared with 21% of recently married Asian men.
Asian and Hispanic newlyweds are the most likely to be intermarried. The most dramatic increase has occurred among black newlyweds, whose intermarriage rate more than tripled from 5% in 1980 to 18% in 2015.
Nearly three-in-ten Asian newlyweds (29%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, as were 27% of Hispanic newlyweds. Among whites, the rate rose from 4% in 1980 to 11% in 2015.
On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married. Virginia case that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country.Here are more key findings from Pew Research Center about interracial and interethnic marriage and families on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision. Among all married people in 2015 (not just those who recently wed), 10% are now intermarried – 11 million in total. Intermarriage has increased steadily since then: One-in-six U. newlyweds (17%) were married to a person of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, a more than fivefold increase from 3% in 1967.Among interracial and interethnic infants, the most common racial/ethnic combination for parents is one non-Hispanic white and one Hispanic parent (42%).