Interacial dating statistics
One half of the sample, which included larger numbers of blacks and Hispanics than in a typical poll, was asked about a .
Gallup's annual Minority Rights and Relations poll delved into the topic of interracial dating to see whether Americans approve or disapprove of whites and blacks dating.
Interracial and interethnic dating is not uncommon in the United States, according to self-reports in the survey.
Slightly less than half of Americans say they have dated someone from a different racial or ethnic background, with Hispanics more likely than whites or blacks to say this.
GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- Most Americans say they approve of interracial dating.
Even though a majority of whites approve, they are somewhat less likely to approve of interracial dating than are blacks or Hispanics.
Whites also have become more accepting of intermarriage, with the rates increasing from 4 percent to 11 percent during that same time period. The Lovings were thrown into a Virginia jail in 1958 for violating the state’s ban on interracial marriage.