This report, produced by Pew Research Center, examines the attitudes, experiences and demographic characteristics of multiracial Americans. The findings are based on data from two primary sources: A nationally representative survey of 1,555 multiracial Americans ages 18 and older, conducted online from Feb. 6 to April 6, 2015, and Pew Research analyses of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. While Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the content of this report, we received invaluable advice from Ann Morning, associate professor of Sociology at New York University; Aliya Saperstein, assistant professor of sociology at Stanford University; and Taeku Lee, professor of political science and law at the University of California, Berkeley.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals.

Principal Researchers
Kim Parker, Director of Social Trends Research
Rich Morin, Senior Editor
Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Associate Director, Research
Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research

Research Team
Anna Brown, Research Assistant
D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer
Richard Fry, Senior Researcher
Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Research Associate
Sara Goo, Senior Digital Editor
Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research
Jens Manuel Krogstad, Writer/Editor
Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher
Kyley McGeeney, Research Methodologist
Andrew Mercer, Research Methodologist
Eileen Patten, Research Analyst
Renee Stepler, Research Assistant
Wendy Wang, Senior Researcher

Michael Suh, Associate Digital Producer

Graphic Design
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Dana Amihere, Web Developer

Copy Editing
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