While a recent Gallup Poll on USA interracial dating found that over 95% of 18-29 year-olds approve of dating between the races, only 45% of the over 65 crowd agree. Less than a decade before, both of these age groups had significantly less approval for interracial dating. I guess we should have predicted these survey findings when even Bob Jones University lifted its interracial dating ban six years ago.
Singles generally only date those with whom they have had regular interaction. Although the Christian Church sadly remains a largely segregated place on Sundays, this is certainly less the case due to the proliferation of the multicultural megachurch within the last decade.
Overall, it will be interesting to see how the rise in multicultural megachurches effect interracial dating among Christian singles.
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