Intercultural dating facts

“Younger people are more likely to have grown up in the UK and exposed to other ethnic groups and to respond to observed changes in society, in terms of increasing diversity.” The contrast between white people and other communities echoes the findings of the Social Integration Commission, a study published earlier this week, which showed that white people are the least integrated with other groups in their social lives.The study, which analysed the friendship groups of 4,000 people, noted that a typical white person mixes with 50 per cent fewer people from other groups as might be expected given the make-up of where they live.But while the number of people from black, Asian and mixed-race backgrounds settling down with someone from another group have all risen, white people remain by far the most segregated on the domestic front.

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(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.More than 46 years after interracial marriage bans were abolished, mixed-race relationships have reached an all time high in the U. The Los Angeles Times reports that last year, 9 percent of unmarried couples living together came from different races, compared with about 4 percent of married couples. Interracial couples may be becoming much more common in the U. Census Bureau data shows that interracial couples were more than twice as common in 2012 than in 2000.For example, in the British Bangladeshi community, those who are cohabiting are seven times more likely to be with someone from another background as those who are married.It suggests that cultural barriers still make it more difficult for those in inter-ethnic relationships to formalise their status by marriage.

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