And, most Americans say they approve of racial or ethnic intermarriage – not just in the abstract, but in their own families.
These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.
Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.
In the past, it was outlawed in the United States of America and in South Africa as miscegenation.
For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.
Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.