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But the largest share of multiracial adults by far — half — is non-Hispanic white and American Indian, a Looking for nsa friend tonight Pew Research Center survey has found. Yet the same survey shows that many of these multiracial American Indian adults have few connections with Native Americans.

Like Pew Research Center, the U. The Pew Research estimate of the multiracial population takes into not just how people describe their own race but also how they describe the races of their parents and grandparents. Using this approach, some 6.

The Census Bureau counts people as multiracial only if they self-identify as more than one race. According to census estimates, 2.

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Since — when Americans were first allowed to choose their own racial identity on census forms rather than having enumerators do it for them — Horny women Preston Idaho American Indian population has grown more rapidly than could be explained by births or immigration. Recent growth has been sharpest among the population that is American Indian and at least one other race. What could explain the growth in the of American Indians in census data?

Some researchers cite the lessened stigma and increased pride about being an American Indian.

Another factor could be changes to the census form that could have encouraged Hispanics to identify as American Indian. Much of the growth has been in urban areas or other places that are not on Indian lands.

At the same time, the share of American Indians who report a tribal affiliation in census data has been falling. There are now more than federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native nations that set their own criteria for membership.

Although requirements differ, membership often is granted based on having proof of American Indian ancestry. Other data show that American Indians in the census are a group with fluid membership. Research by University of Minnesota sociologist Carolyn Liebler and two Census Bureau co-authors Single woman looking real sex Longboat Key that considerable s of people who identified as American Indian in the census did not do so in the census, or vice versa.

This was especially true among those who identified as multiracial in one census or the other. The demographics of multiracial adults could change in the future, depending on how the youngest multiracial Americans identify their race when they grow up.

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While adults with an American Indian background are currently the largest multiracial group, census data on babies whose race is chosen by their parents show a different story. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.

It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. Woman looking hot sex Park Lake is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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