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Almost 7 percent of the adult U.S. population is multiracial, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center. The number more than triples the Census Bureau’s 2 percent estimate. The survey also found that despite including a significant percentage of the general population, only 39 percent of multiracial Americans self-identified in that category. The rest identified with only one race—a number influenced in large part by Americans with mixed Native American-white ancestry, who overwhelmingly identify as white.