Native Americans have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.
Women are slightly more likely to “marry out” than men in this group: 61% of Native American female newlyweds married outside their race, compared with 54% of Native American male newlyweds.
And, most Americans say they approve of racial or ethnic intermarriage – not just in the abstract, but in their own families.
More than six-in-ten say it would be fine with them if a family member told them they were going to marry someone from any of three major race/ethnic groups other than their own.
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 blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.The trend toward more interracial marriages is undoubtedly related, at least in part, to changing social norms.Our previous surveys have documented growing acceptance among the public.It became legal in the entire United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.Virginia that race-based restrictions on marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.From the mid 19th to 20th centuries, many black people and ethnic Mexicans intermarried with each other in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas (mostly in Cameron County and Hidalga County).