The poll surveyed 4,373 Americans, including 1,010 non-Hispanic blacks.
Approval of marriages between blacks and whites is up one percentage point from 2011, when this attitude was last measured.
The gap between black approval and white approval in recent years has been smaller than it was prior to 1997.
Older Americans Least Likely to Approve of Marriages Between Blacks and Whites Approval of black-white marriage is higher among younger Americans, and lowest among those 65 and older.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Continuing to represent one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup history, 87% of Americans now favor marriage between blacks and whites, up from 4% in 1958.
These data are from Gallup's Minority Rights and Relations poll, conducted June 13-July 5.
Approval has generally increased in a linear fashion from Gallup's first measure in 1958, reaching the majority threshold in 1997, and crossing the three-quarters line in 2004.
Eleven percent of Americans today say they disapprove of black-white marriage, compared with 94% who disapproved in 1958.
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Whether it's dating or marrying someone of a different race, interracial relationships are not a new phenomenon among Asian Americans. Of course, anti-miscegenation laws were part of a larger anti-Asian movement that eventually led to the Page Law of 1875 that effectively almost eliminated Chinese women from immigrating ot the U.
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