Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of Native Americans, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
Anti-miscegenation laws have played a large role in defining racial identity and enforcing the racial hierarchy.
In the past, it was outlawed in the United States of America and in South Africa as miscegenation.
It became legal in the entire United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.
(This share does not take into account the "interethnic" marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics).
And, most Americans say they approve of racial or ethnic intermarriage – not just in the abstract, but in their own families.