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Interracial Dating Survey

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Interracial Dating Survey

Your Attitudes Towards Interracial Relationships

Please share your thoughts, opinions and experiences with interracial dating, marriage and mixed children by responding to Edition 3 of the AskHeartBeat.Com Interracial Relationship Survey below.

Questions marked with a * are required.

 
*1. Your gender
Female
Male
 
*2. What is your current age?
Under 18
18-25
26-34
35-46
46-55
56-65
65 or above
 
*3. What is your primary racial or ethnic identification?
African / Caribbean
African American / Black
European / Caucasian / White
Hispanic / Latin
Native American
Asian
Pacific Islander
Indigenous or Aboriginal
Other
Prefer Not to Say
 
*4. Are you now in, or have you ever had an interracial relationship?
Yes
No
 
*5. Are you open to a serious relationship with a member of an ethnic group other than your own?
Yes
No
Undecided
 
6. If you answered "NO" to Question #5 above, which of the following reasons rate as your chief concern about an interracial relationship?
Firm belief that we should all stay within our own race
Disapproval of family and/or friends and neighbors
Economic, employment or residential reprisals
Fear of public ridicule and race based violence
Concern of being used as an "experiment" or notch on bedpost
Socializatio and acceptance of biracial children
Other reason not mentioned above
 
7. If you answered "YES" to Question #5 above, which of the following was or is currently a primary motivator for entering into this interracial relationship?
I exclusively date people of other races
To shock racist friends and/or family
Wanting a loving partner... ethnicity was not a factor
Satisfy my curiousity about interracial relationships
Validation or accomplishment of a goal
Physical attraction and fantasies of exotic sex
It was an accident and we just happened to fall in love
Other reason not mentioned above
 
*8. If you met someone of another race or nationality, and someone of your own, and both were similar in attractiveness, education, comfort levels, and both treated you well, which partner would you most likely choose to continue on with?
Parnter of my same race or nationality
Parnter of the other race or nationality
Neither one, I would be too confused
Unsure or Other
 
*9. Have your religious beliefs affected your feelings or position on interracial dating and relationships?
Yes, brotherhood includes interracial love
Yes, I was taught that races should stay separated
No, not at all
N/A because I am not religious
Unsure or Other
 
*10. How do you feel when you see a member of your race dating or married to someone of another race?
Envy or jealousy
Happiness and joy that the two found each other and love
Betrayed and abandoned by a member of my own race
Anger or disgust
Nothing at all - just another couple to me
Other not listed above.
 
*11. Have you ever been involved in any harassing or violent situation based on an interracial relationship? (check all that apply)
Yes, I was the victim of name calling
Yes, I was the victim of a physical assault
Yes, I was the perpetrator and made harassing remarks
Yes, I was the perpetrator of a physical assault
People have stared strangely, but nothing was said or done
I have stared openly, but said nothing to the couple(s)
No, not at all
Unsure or other
 
*12. Do you believe that children from interracial pairings have a more difficult time being socially accepted?
Yes, they don't know who or what they are
Yes, but only in certain parts of the country
Not, not at all as IRs are so common
Unsure or other