The opinions of Baby Boomers those born between and became more accepting of black-white dating in the early s and have steadily become more so; in recent years, Boomers have become almost as accepting of interracial dating as Gen Xers. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Other demographic characteristics also are correlated with attitudes towards interracial marriage. Follow us. 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. However, the largest share—67 percent—thought an increase in rates of interdating would make no social difference at all.