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Researchers point out that people are more likely to marry outside their race/ethnicity when their pool of potential spouses of the same race/ethnicity is smaller, and vice versa. Both white and black Americans have plenty of potential partners within their own groups.
Asians, on the other hand, make up only about 4 percent of the U. population, which gives them fewer choices among other Asians. Nearly 31 percent of Asians marrying in 2008 had a non-Asian spouse, about the same percentage as in 1980.
Because of immigration from Asia in recent decades, Asians' pool of potential spouses has been expanding, which researchers say has reduced the likelihood of intermarriage.
Likewise, black women are much less likely to intermarry than black men.
Most common were marriages between a white and a Hispanic (41 percent), followed by marriage between a white and an Asian American (15 percent).