Of those who do marry, which ethnic groups are most likely to be together?
In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States.Although there are no longer any laws banning relationships, interracial dating remains a controversial subject for some people.When Hispanic men and women decide to marry someone of a different ethnicity, the difference between men and women is nearly equal.Eighteen percent of Hispanic wives are married to a non-Hispanic man.ave you ever looked at the person you love and wondered, "What were the odds of us meeting and winding up head over heels?
" I did the other day, and because I wondered it out loud—and because the person I love is a social scientist—he immediately looked it up in a book called .
When Asians and Whites marry, the situation is nearly reversed.
In these marriages, it is 3.08 times more likely for the husband to be White and the wife to be Asian. When these couples do marry, it's 6.15 times more likely that the husband will be African-American and the wife Asian.
When African-Americans and Whites marry, there is 2.65 times more likely to be an African-American husband and a white wife.
In fact, 73 percent of all African-American and White marriages have this setup.
These laws weren't overturned until the Supreme Court case, Loving vs. In that case, the Supreme Court found that it was unconstitutional for the state of Virginia to ban interracial marriage. A poll conducted two years early, in 1965 by the Gallup Company revealed that 72 percent of whites in the South wanted a ban on interracial marriage. Since then, the number of marriages has grown significantly.