January 6, 2009

Millennials Endorse Interracial Dating

93%

Millennials are nearly unanimous in their support for interracial dating.

Since 1987, the percentage of Americans approving of interracial dating has increased dramatically, from 48% to 83%. Support for interracial dating has risen among members of every generation in that time, but substantial gaps in approval remain. While 86% of Gen Xers approve of interracial dating, as well as 83% of Baby Boomers, just 67% of members of the Silent Generation (Americans who were born prior to 1946) agree. Still this is a substantial increase, since as recently as 1987 only 36% of Silent Generationers endorsed interracial dating, as did only a relatively small majority (58%) of Boomers. Millennials, everyone born from 1981 to 2000, have been in strong support of interracial dating since they were first surveyed, and today approval is nearly unanimous at 93%. Read More