The opinion about interraacial dating
There are few questions in the polls about the 1967 decision that invalidated laws on interracial marriage, but there are many more general questions about race relations and interracial marriage from the time.
In 1963, 59% of whites favored laws against interracial marriage. By the summer of 1970, a majority said such laws should not exist, and a majority has given that response ever since.
Pew Research Center analysis of the 2013 American Community Survey found that 6.3% of all marriages that year were between people of different races, compared to less than 1% in 1970. A Pew Research Center poll released in the fall found that only 9% thought race relations had gotten better since Obama came into office. Even so, the journey of public opinion on interracial marriage, with landmarks of its own to celebrate this year, should give us cause for optimism.
As the President said in his farewell speech, race relations in the U. Just as laws can change, minds and hearts can, too.
A majority nationally in a 2015 poll by the Pew Research Center said more people marrying someone of a different race doesn’t make much difference for society; only a handful (11%) said this is a change for the worse.NEXT YEAR marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision which ruled that state bans on interracial marriage were “unconstitutional.” While the ruling in Loving v.