filed in Daily Buzz News on Feb.16, 2012
Interracial marriage is on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
The report indicates that there has been a major jump in interracial marriage rates from 1980 — the first year from which rich Census data on interracial marriage are publicly available — when just 3 percent of married couples were mixed-race (the last U.S. anti-miscegenation laws were lifted in 1967). In 2010, 8.4 percent of married couples in the U.S. were interracial couples, reports the Pew Center.
Click through the slideshow below to see some of the most surprising findings from the Pew report.