According to the Associated Press, “One study conducted a decade ago determined that mixed-race couples had a 41 percent chance of separation or divorce, compared to a 31 percent chance for those who married within their race.

This report is primarily based on the Pew Research Center’s analysis of data from the U. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) in 2008-2010 and on findings from three of the Center’s own nationwide telephone surveys that explore public attitudes toward intermarriage.

For more information about data sources and methodology, see Appendix 1.

“White-Asian” means that the husband is white and the wife is Asian, in that order.

The term “Asian” includes native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. The terms “black” and “African American” are used interchangeably in this report. This report was researched and written by Wendy Wang, research associate at the Social & Demographic Trends project of the Pew Research Center. Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Research Center, participated in the initial planning of the project and prepared the couple-level ACS datasets for the analysis.

Research Assistants Eileen Patten and Seth Motel did the number checking, and Marcia Kramer copy-edited the report.

As a kid, I remember telling my friends that I wanted to get married at 22, have a kid by 24, and have a fabulous career. But I never really placed a face on the guy standing next to me at the alter.

As I’ve mentioned before, my husband is white and I’m black. Now it seems like there are a lot more interracial couples exchanging vows.

According to a Daily News article written by the Associated Press, the number of integrated marriages has reached 4.8 million.

But as a black woman married to a white man, I do agree that there are racial differences.

I don’t expect my husband to fully understand my black struggles, but he is sensitive to them.

In general, I think all marriages have ups and downs.