Changing attitudes toward interracial marriages in the United States: 1990-2010

LaToya Lynne Michelle Amaya, Fayetteville State University


This research focuses on changing attitudes toward interracial marriages among white and black adults in the United States during the period 1990-2010. Data from General Social Survey (GSS) was used to examine how the attitudes of the study population have changed toward interracial marriage from 1990 to 2010. The result of this research indicates there is less opposition toward interracial marriage as time has progressed. Age, education attainment, religiosity, and region were key variables associated with attitudes toward interracial marriage. The association of these variables varies for each group studied and the time period of the sample. The findings are discussed in the context of the time period and social distance.

Subject Area

Social research|Sociology

Recommended Citation

Amaya, LaToya Lynne Michelle, "Changing attitudes toward interracial marriages in the United States: 1990-2010" (2013). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI1524766.