May 18, 2017

Intermarriage across the U.S. by metro area

The share of newlyweds married to someone of a different race or ethnicity has been steadily climbing in the United States.

May 18, 2017

Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia

In 2015, 17% of all U.S. newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, marking more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when the landmark Supreme Court case legalized interracial marriage.

May 18, 2017

In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates

One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, representing a more than fivefold increase from 3% in 1967.

Fact TankApril 8, 2016

From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now

The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.

Fact TankJune 12, 2015

Interracial marriage: Who is ‘marrying out’?

Interracial marriages have increased steadily since 1967, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.

Fact TankJune 2, 2015

Interfaith marriage is common in U.S., particularly among the recently wed

Having a spouse of the same religion may be less important to many Americans today than it was decades ago.

Fact TankApril 30, 2014

5 facts about the modern American family

In 1960, 37% of households included a married couple raising their own children. More than a half-century later, just 16% of households look like that.

Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2014

The Next America

America is in the midst of two major changes to its population: We are becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Explore these shifts in our new interactive data essay.

Fact TankNovember 12, 2013

What happens when Jews intermarry?

Does intermarriage lead to assimilation and weaken the Jewish community? Or does it strengthen and diversify the Jewish community?

Pew Research CenterOctober 1, 2013

A Portrait of Jewish Americans

American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, but their identity is also changing: 22% of American Jews now say they have no religion.