Intermarriage for these groups was especially prevalent among the U. The most common racial or ethnic pairing among newlywed intermarried couples is one Hispanic and one white spouse (42%).The next most common intermarriage pairings are one white and one Asian spouse (15%).A growing share of adults say interracial marriage is generally a good thing for American society.Nearly four-in-ten adults (39%) say the growing number of people marrying someone of a different race is good for society, up from 24% in 2010.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. Virginia case that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country.
Honolulu has the highest share of intermarried newlyweds of any major metropolitan area in the U. Four-in-ten newlyweds in Honolulu (42%) are married to someone of a different race or ethnicity, followed by newlyweds living in the Las Vegas (31%) and Santa Barbara, California (30%) metro areas.
Among white and Hispanic newlyweds, intermarriage rates are similar for men and women.
Since 1980, an educational gap in intermarriage has begun to emerge.
Nearly half (46%) of Hispanic newlyweds with a bachelor’s degree were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, yet this share drops to 16% for those with a high school diploma or less.
whose parents are each of a different race, those with one Hispanic and one non-Hispanic parent, and those with at least one parent who identifies as multiracial.