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Older Americans Least Likely to Approve of Marriages Between Blacks and Whites Approval of black-white marriage is higher among younger Americans, and lowest among those 65 and older.Americans living in the South are slightly below average in their approval, while approval is above average among those in the West. Implications Americans' attitudes about interracial marriage have changed dramatically over the past 55 years, moving from the point in the late 1950s when disapproval was well over 90%, to the point today when is approaching 90%. They are not the first interracial couple in the spotlight to receive a backlash over their ethnicities and will most likely be far from the last.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Continuing to represent one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup history, 87% of Americans now favor marriage between blacks and whites, up from 4% in 1958.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking.
Samples are weighted to correct for unequal selection probability, non-response, and double coverage of landline and cell users in the two sampling frames.
These data are from Gallup's Minority Rights and Relations poll, conducted June 13-July 5.
The poll surveyed 4,373 Americans, including 1,010 non-Hispanic blacks.
Blacks' approval has consistently been higher than whites' over the decades, although attitudes among both racial groups have generally moved in a parallel manner since 1968 -- when Gallup first was able to report reliable estimates of each group's opinion.