In 1970, revealed a Stanford University study, there were only 65,000 marriages involving African-Americans and whites. Among all interracial couples, they represented two percent of marriages in 1970.
In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States. “Some of the growth can be accounted for by declining societal prejudice towards – and less shame experienced by – people in interracial marriages”, says .
“Partners in interracial relationships reported significantly higher relationship satisfaction compared to those in intraracial relationships”, says Research Gate, a US-based study group.
However, no differences were found for conflict or attachment style, and no differences found between interracial and intraracial relationships in relationship quality, conflict patterns, relationship efficacy, coping style, and attachment.
Some of these marriages have ended in divorce, while others have been going strong for decades.