If You're Married To This Type Of Person, You Might Soon Be In The Minority
Here's a fun fact that'll blow your mind: Soon you could be more likely to marry someone of a different race to you than someone with a different political view.
Obviously, when it comes to tying the knot, we're keen to be on the same page politically. It's one less argument to have.
It's so normal that only 9 percent of Republicans and 8 percent of Democrats are hitched to someone who does not support the same party, according to a study carried out by Pew Research Center. And good luck to them.
But interracial marriage could soon overtake differing political party marriage.
In 2013, there was a record high (12 percent) of newlyweds interracially married.
It made 6.3 percent of all US marriages interracial — up from less than 1 percent in 1970.
And the number continues to rise.
Part of a Pew Research Centre report reads,
Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others. Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own. The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups. Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race. Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black. Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
The study suggests changing social norms — like a growing acceptance — are the key driver for this increasing trend.
In 2014, only 9 percent of people surveyed said the interracial trend was a bad thing — and they're not the kind of people you'd hang out with anyway.