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The data are in: Young people are increasingly less racist than old people.
In the 1960s, almost half of white respondents in the U.S. suggested they would move if a black family moved in next door. But the proportion of Americans reporting to the World Values Survey that they were uncomfortable living next to someone of a different race fell from 8% in the 1980s to 6% today.
Again, in 1958, only 4% of Americans approved of interracial marriage according to Gallup polling. Support only crossed the 50% threshold in 1997. It has now reached 87%.
Although people can lie to surveyors about their beliefs, the polling matches up with behavioral change.
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