"The racial diversity of the country is increasing, but it’s particularly increasing in the young, and that’s one of the major factors here. I think a second factor, though, is the generational change that we’re seeing that’s not necessarily related to ethnic and racial makeup. It’s attitudes about social issues, just a growing tolerance for people who are different. Same-sex marriage, interracial dating and marriage is very much a sort of non-issue to people under 30."

Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research at the Pew Research Center [AJC]

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