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Another analysis found divorce rates among mixed-race couples to be more dependent on the specific race combination, with white women who married outside their race more likely to divorce.
Mixed marriages involving blacks and whites also were considered least stable, followed by Hispanic-white couples.
Of the 275,500 new interracial marriages in 2010, 43 percent were white-Hispanic couples, 14.4 percent were white-Asian, 11.9 percent were white-black, and the remainder were other combinations.
Still, the share of Asians who intermarried has actually declined recently - from 30.5 percent in 2008 to 27.7 percent in 2010.
But Taylor believes the longer-term trend of intermarriage is likely to continue.
"For younger Americans, racial and ethnic diversity are a part of their lives," he said.
For purposes of defining interracial marriages, Hispanic is counted as a race by many in the demographic field.
They often interact with others on either side of the racial divide and frequently serve as brokers between friends and family members of different racial backgrounds," he said.The Pew study also tracks some divorce trends, citing studies using government data that found overall divorce rates higher for interracial couples.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."In the past century, intermarriage has evolved from being illegal, to be a taboo and then to be merely unusual.And with each passing year, it becomes less unusual," said Paul Taylor, director of Pew's Social & Demographic Trends project.