Most people appear willing to date outside their race, but they still state preferences. Hispanic men and women are about as likely to marry outside their ethnic group, and they tend to marry non-Hispanic whites more than other groups. Census Bureau, Population Estimates:
Paul Taylor et al. Although Asian men are much less likely to marry out than Asian women, they are much more likely than whites to intermarry. Interestingly, although younger people were more accepting of intermarriage, the Pew report found little difference in actual intermarriage rates by age—newlyweds age 50 or older were about as likely to marry out as younger newlyweds. In addition, more Americans have personal experience with intermarriages involving their families, friends, and work colleagues, which lends a normalcy to these unions. Pool of Potential Spouses a Factor The likelihood of choosing a marriage partner of another race or ethnic group is also influenced by the available pool of people of the appropriate age and with a similar educational background, because most people marry someone close in age and educational level.