For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.
Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.
Multiple articles and studies discuss how cultural stereotypes of Asian men may make them less attractive to women of all races, including Asians. On another website, one Asian male expresses: “It’s definitely harder for an Asian male to date a white female than for Asian females to date white males.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.
In 2014, 37% of Americans said having more people of different races marrying each other was a good thing for society, up from 24% four years earlier.
Only 9% in 2014 said this trend was a bad thing for society, and 51% said it doesn’t make much difference.
Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.