Racial preferences, viewed though online dating responses.
Here are interesting observations by Quartz, http://goo.gl/sdgjAt
: All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men. And both black men and black women got the lowest response rates for their respective genders.
Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.
Here's how the data is collected...
User searches for someone, clicks yes (I like what I see) or skip (show me next profile). Yes users are notified. They can respond or not.
The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties. Data via AYI, a Facebook dating app.
Here's how to read the graph: Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race.
Update: Couple more links with context, if you were curious: AYI blog post: http://goo.gl/6rTk82
USA Today story: http://goo.gl/M2aYZL #data #life #diversity