It’s the first time a Gallup poll has shown a majority of support, but it echoes other recent polls with the same result from the Public Religion Research Institute (51 percent), Washington Post-ABC News (53 percent), and CNN/Opinion Research Corporation (51 percent): All opponents of marriage equality who claim society is “not ready” for marriage equality need to brush up on their history.
Support for LGBT equality is well beyond precedent for this important paradigm change.
But a Gallup poll a year later in 1968 showed that only 20 percent of Americans supported marriage between whites and black; 73 percent opposed: Note that a plurality did not support interracial marriage until 1991, almost 25 years after was decided, and it was another six years until there was an actual majority!
(In Mississippi just one month ago, 46 percent of Republicans still oppose interracial marriage.) Compare that to a Gallup poll released today that shows a majority of Americans (53 percent) support marriage equality for same-sex couples.
It's a small example of issues interracial couples still face, even 50 years after mixed marriages became legal nationwide. Virginia case — the subject of the recent film "Loving" — that the U. Supreme Court ruled that state bans on interracial marriage were unconstitutional.
Now a new analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found that the percentage of interracial or interethnic newlyweds in the U. rose from 3 percent since the Loving case to 17 in 2015.
While volunteering at her daughter's school, Rachel Gregersen noticed something that bothered her.
Her 8-year-old daughter was the only African-American she saw in her class."I was seeing the world through her eyes for the first time," Gregersen said.
In the second experiment, the researchers showed 19 undergraduate students wedding and engagement photos of 200 interracial and same-race couples while recording their neural activity.
Chat room — she, hoping her username would let suitors know she's African-American; he, assuming he'd found a fellow admirer of a favorite childhood film.
Now married more than 10 years and raising four children in Southern California, Christelyn and Michael Karazin, who is white, don't turn heads as much as they might have a few short decades ago.
But new research from the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort — even disgust — that some feel about mixed-race couples.
Published online in July in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and co-authored by UW postdoctoral researcher Caitlin Hudac, the study found that bias against interracial couples is associated with disgust that in turn leads interracial couples to be dehumanized.
"It's important for children to see a reflection of themselves, to see the beauty in themselves and know they're not odd."Gregersen, who is black, and her husband, Erik, who is white, don't make a big deal out of living as a biracial couple in Elmhurst.