Most americans approve of interracial dating
Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage.
The most tenacious form of legal segregation, the banning of interracial marriage, was not fully lifted until the last anti-miscegenation laws were struck down in 1967 by the Supreme Court ruling in the landmark Loving v. Social enterprise research conducted on behalf of the Columbia Business School (2005–2007) showed that regional differences within the United States in how interracial relationships are perceived have persisted: Daters of both sexes from south of the Mason–Dixon line were found to have much stronger same-race preferences than northern daters did.
The study also observed a clear gender divide in racial preference with regards to marriage: Women of all the races which were studied revealed a strong preference for men of their own race for marriage, with the caveat that East Asian women only discriminated against Black and Hispanic men, and not against White men.
Several studies have found that a factor which significantly affects an individual's choices with regards to marriage is socio-economic status ("SES")—the measure of a person's income, education, social class, profession, etc.
The poll revealed that Black Americans approved of Black―White marriage at a rate of 96 percent, which is almost entirely universal.
The percentage for Whites, while not as high, was still overwhelmingly supportive at 84 percent.
For the next several years they would file a number of legal appeals to combat such an injustice. While the Lovings were certainly not the only interracial couple pre mid 1960s that existed, they have become among the most symbolic due to their tenacity and determination to challenge and reign victorious against such bigoted attitudes of time period.