(Mediaite) And in other news, we’re still asking about black-white intermarriage. In one of several recent Gallup polls on racial issues, approval of black people marrying white people has ticked up a whole percentage point since 2011, to 87%, and is even at 84% among white people. However, 75% of white people still don’t understand that the American justice system is biased against black people, and while a majority of white people and black people support affirmative action, the also don’t. Finally, black and Hispanic people don’t really care if you call them black or African American, and Hispanic or Latino. That will be a relief to all the people in 1991 who are still wondering about that.
The intermarriage and criminal justice questions suffer from the same assumption that other recent polls have, which is that the demarcation line on these questions must necessarily be race. Gallup didn’t even bother to crosstab these questions by party or ideology, which severely hampers their usefulness.