Friday, May 19, 2017

Report: Black men with a bachelor’s degree are more than twice as likely as black women to intermarry

Black men and Asian women are more likely to marry someone of a different race. Asians are most likely to intermarry, with 29% of newlywed Asians married to someone of a different race or ethnicity, followed by Hispanics at 27%, blacks at 18% and whites at 11%. While about one-fourth of recently married black men (24%) have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, this share is 12% among recently married black women. And the difference between black men and women regarding intermarriage also increases with education. For those with a high school diploma or less, 17% of men vs. 10% of women are intermarried, while among those with a bachelor’s degree, black men are more than twice as likely as black women to intermarry (30% vs. 13%). A large percentage of black women with college degrees remain unmarried because they seek to only wed a black, college-educated man. Married Black women who are college graduates are much more likely to have a husband with a lower level of education (58%), compared to whites of a similar background (48%). Asian women are far more likely to intermarry than Asian men. In 2015, just over one-third (36%) of newlywed Asian women had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, while 21% of newlywed Asian men had a spouse of a different race. About half (49%) of Democrats and Independents who lean toward the Democratic Party say that the growing number of people of different races marrying each other is a good thing for society. Only 28% of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents share that view. The most common intermarriages were between a Hispanic and white spouse, at 42%. The next most common was between a white and Asian spouse at 15%, followed by a multiracial and white spouse at 12%.

3 comments:

Robert What? said...

I assume by "Hispanic" you mean those of Amerindian descent? If Hispanic of European descent it might be intercultural if they marry a White, but it is not interracial.

Average Joe said...

Hispanics are a mixture of European (primarily Iberian), Amerindian and African. They range from a high degree of European ancestry to a low one. I would imagine that most intermarriages between whites and Hispanics involves Hispanics with high degrees of European ancestry.

Robert What? said...

Also, several South American countries had a large amount of German and Italian immigration just like the US. Particularly, I think, Argentina and Chile. In the US we tend to think of all Hispanics as Amerindian, because they are the ones flooding our borders. There are plenty of Hispanics of European descent, even in Mexico. They come here too. But as professionals, businessmen, students and tourists. Not as welfare recipients and day laborers.