Americans living in the South are slightly below average in their approval, while approval is above average among those in the West. Implications Americans' attitudes about interracial marriage have changed dramatically over the past 55 years, moving from the point in the late 1950s when disapproval was well over 90%, to the point today when is approaching 90%.Census data indicate that black-white marriages in reality remain fairly rare -- although they have increased from 167,000 in 1980 to 558,000 in 2010, they still represent less than 1% of all married couples. Results are based on telephone interviews conducted June 13-July 5, 2013 with 4,373 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U. states and the District of Columbia, including oversamples of black and Hispanic adults.The marriage is said to have inspired the film In the early years of the 18th century, European scholars made huge advances in their understanding of Chinese language and culture.
View methodology, full question results, and trend data.After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.Although such laws officially remained on the books in several states, the Lovings’ landmark victory rendered them effectively unenforceable, ensuring nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.PRINCETON, NJ -- Continuing to represent one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup history, 87% of Americans now favor marriage between blacks and whites, up from 4% in 1958.
These data are from Gallup's Minority Rights and Relations poll, conducted June 13-July 5.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.