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Asian Americans with Some College Most Likely to Intermarry

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A new study released by the Pew Research Center has found Asian Americans with some college education are the most likely to marry someone from another race.

The results quantify what many in the community know about mixed marriages.

Among all ethnic groups, Asian Americans are the most likely to be married to someone outside their race. Almost half of all U.S.-born Asian American newlyweds in 2015, 46%, are in an interracial marriage. 39% of U.S.-born Hispanics are intermarried.

Three in ten,29%, of Asian newlyweds overall married someone of another race. That percentage is actually down from 1980 when the percentage was 33%.

Asian women, are more likely to be in a mixed marriage than Asian men. 36% of newlyweds for Asian women versus 21% for Asian men. The percentage of Asian men in an interracial marriage may be higher than some suspected, but that rate is again down from 1980 when 26% of Asian men and 39% of Asian women intermarried.

Intermarriage among Asians is more common among those with some college, 39%, than those with more education, 29%, and less education, 26%.

An Asian-White couple is the second most common interracial marriage,15% after Hispanic-White, 42%.

Public acceptance of interracial marriage has increased. 39% say its good for society versus 24% who felt the same way in 2010. Young people are more likely to feel that way than older people.

You can read more about these trends and information about intermarriage rates of other ethnic groups at the Pew Research Center

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