The Pew Research Center’s recent report on racial attitudes in the U.
Other demographic characteristics also are correlated with attitudes towards interracial marriage.
Both overall and within each generation, acceptance of interracial marriage is positively associated with being female and with higher levels of education.
And among older generations, those who can count at least some members of other races as friends and those who live outside of the South are also more accepting of interracial marriage.
Not surprisingly, given the high levels of acceptance of interracial marriage among Millennials, nearly all 18-to-29-year-olds (93%) agree with the statement “I think it is all right for blacks and whites to date each other.” Pew Research has tracked responses to this question for more than two decades in its study of American political values, most recently in April 2009.
In addition to their racially liberal views on marriage and dating, a majority of Millennials (54%) in Pew Research’s report on race say at least some of their friends are of a different race.