Data have researchers gathered about the consequences of interracial marriage? The research is contradictory as to the degree of success attained by mixed marriages as measured by divorce. Barnett florida state university one of the distinctive features of an in-dustrialized and urbanized society is change. That currently there are approximately 3 million interracial marriages, which constitutes 5 of all marriages in the united states, and another 2. 5 million interracial couples that are dating (hibbler & shinew, 2002). (1952) research note on the measurement of interracial marriage amer j of sociology 57 (may) 587-589 google scholar crossref g. Seacrest ( 1970 ) a comparison of the occupational status of intramarrying and intermarrying couples a research note sociology and social research 54 (july). motivations for entering interracial relationships have been studied through the analysis of personal ads and through retrospective self-reports of individuals in interracial marriages.