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Americans are in favor of interracial marriage until they areasked about their own family

Djamba, Yanyi K. and Kimuna, Sitawa R. (2014) Americans are in favor of interracial marriage until they areasked about their own family. LSE American Politics and Policy (11 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Nearly ninety percent of Americans are in favor of marriages between Black and White people, and yet, the rate of interracial marriage remains relatively low at less than 1 percent of all marriages. Using recent General Social Survey Data, Yanyi K. Djamba and Sitawa R. Kimuna write that this discrepancy may be because the general interracial marriage opinion questions used in surveys are too broad for understanding how people actually feel about marrying outside one’s race. Digging further into the data, they find that only 42 percent of Blacks and 13 percent of Whites strongly favor their close relative marrying someone of the opposite race.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 08:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59357

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