2016 interracial dating ban

In a 1986 survey, nearly three in 10 Americans said intermarriage was not acceptable for anyone, and 37% said it might be acceptable for others, but not for themselves.

Only one-third of the public said it was acceptable for everyone in the 1986 poll.

"Being a minority, younger, more educated, liberal and living in the Eastern or Western states are all traits associated with those who think more positively about intermarriage," according to the study.Comparing those who "married out" to those who "married in," researchers found the median combined earnings of both groups were similar.In one in five marriages of each group, both spouses were college graduates.In both groups, people tended to marry someone of a similar age, with a two- to three-year age gap between husband and wife.Additionally, equal numbers were marrying for the first time.

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