American attitudes on interracial dating

Love may be blind, but many Americans aren't blind to who's in love — which can be a problem for interracial couples.

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Nearly seven-in-ten (69%) say this is a bad thing for society.

Only 4% say this is a good thing, and 24% say it doesn’t make much difference.

Favorable views about intermarriage increases when one is more liberal: Nearly six-in-ten liberals (59%) think that more people of different races marrying each other has been a better change for our society, nearly half (48%) of moderates agree, compared with less than one-third (32%) of conservatives who say so.

There are significant geographic differences associated with people’s opinion on the impact of intermarriages on society.

"Fully 50 percent of Millennials say the trend toward more people of different races marrying each other is good for society.

By comparison, 38 percent of Gen Xers, 33 percent of Boomers and only 19 percent of Silents say the same," Pew reported.

A 2010 Pew Research survey asked respondents to judge whether a number of trends, ranging from “Single women having children” to “Mothers of young children working outside the home,” are generally a good thing for our society, a bad thing, or don’t make much difference.

The trend that elicits the most negative reaction from the public is the increasing number of single women having children without a male partner to help raise them.

The article quoted Lucas' account when police approached them and asked how he knew her and what their relationship was.

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