Seriously, it's about to be 2014, but so many people — especially women — are still afraid to tell their parents that they're in an interracial relationship.
Even though a majority of whites approve, they are somewhat less likely to approve of interracial dating than are blacks or Hispanics.
Interracial and interethnic dating is not uncommon in the United States, according to self-reports in the survey.
Slightly less than half of Americans say they have dated someone from a different racial or ethnic background, with Hispanics more likely than whites or blacks to say this.
Younger Americans are much more likely to approve of interracial dating and to have dated someone from a different racial or ethnic background.
Gallup's annual Minority Rights and Relations poll delved into the topic of interracial dating to see whether Americans approve or disapprove of whites and blacks dating.