Skip to comments.U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian
Posted on 05/27/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT by markomalley
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%.
Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? 2002 and 2011 Trend
The findings, from a Gallup poll conducted May 5-8, 2011, mark the second time Gallup has asked Americans to estimate the gay population. In 2002, Gallup used two separate questions to ask Americans to estimate the percentage of gay men and lesbians. At that time, Americans estimated that 21% of men were gay and that 22% of women were lesbian. Twice as many did not offer an opinion as do now.
There is little reliable evidence about what percentage of the U.S. population is in reality gay or lesbian, due to few representative surveys asking about sexual orientation, complexities surrounding the groups and definitions involved, and the probability that some gay and lesbian individuals may not choose to identify themselves as such. Demographer Gary Gates last month released a review of population-based surveys on the topic, estimating that 3.5% of adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, with bisexuals making up a slight majority of that figure. Gates also disputes the well-circulated statistic that "10% of the males are more or less exclusively homosexual."
Americans' current collective estimate -- which is substantially higher than Gates suggests -- is likely driven more by perceptions and exposure than by scientific measurement or reality.
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Before slamming Gallup, think about this: people's perceptions are shaped by what they are exposed to. The MSM is a constant barrage of homosexuality as being the norm and very, very, very common.
In other words, the brainwashing of America continues unabated.
In regards to these polling results:
The biggest shortfall that I see in this poll is that they ask people, Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?
They should have also asked: Out of the people who you actually know, how many of them are gay or lesbian?
Of course, the latter would not be an effective measure of how people are being brainwashed by the culture.
They also believe that enthic minorities make up the majority.
Its the world thru the leftwing nutroot looking glass.
If you based it on popular culture you would think 99% of all males are sodomites. In fact the number is around 2%.
I used to ask people these kind of questions and I remember that many Americans believe that about 33% of us are Jewish, and they used to think that about 33 to 40% were black.
Gay activists have long been pushing the 10% number from the fakefraudpervert Kinsey.
More like 1.5%. Once you remove the young females who think it is cool to say they are bisexual.
Now why would gay activists want a 7X overestimation of their numbers? Because three and a half million gay Americans out of 300 million Americans isn’t shit - but twenty five million gay Americans would make them a powerful voting block.
The people were fooled. It was intentional.
“What else can I say? Everyone is gay.” - Kurt Cobain
bump to that
that number is also repeated in the lawrence brief of the homosexuals.
I agree, the 3.5% estimate sounds much more real but making it a phony 25% further promotes the homo agenda. Wait till they say its 50%, meaning half your siblings and one of your parents are gay:)
They cant survey it because liberals refuse to define this newest protected class of victims, What does ‘gay’ mean? what does ‘homosexual’ mean specifically?
Here in Maryland you cant job or housing discriminate based on ‘sexual orientation’. You think that term is defined in the law? Even many Republicans have bought this crap.
Nonsense. I don’t even think San Francisco is 25%.
AS already posted - this “survey” just backs up the brainwashing that is being carried out by both the MSM and public schools.
The reality - the actual percentage of “genuine” (boy - there’s a misnomer) homosexuals in the US is around 1%. Of course, there are certain areas of the country where the actual % of population that is homosexual is far higher - and one might wonder if the geographic location of those polled had something to do with their perception...
But you see - something that God calls an abomination is rather difficult to justify or play off if only 1% fit that “lifestyle choice”. But when the public can be lied to enough that they begin believing that it is “normal” and “common”, then you can start to claim special rights.
Homosexuality is a CHOICE based on environmental and moral influence. Choice should’t qualify one for special or extra rights/protections.
My guess is that if you plotted "how many hours of TV do you watch a week" versus "what percentage of America do you think is gay" it would be darn near a perfect correlation.
msnbc certainly seems that way.
I think the reason for the high numbers is the barrage of crap on TV and the rise in numbers of (straight or gay) what I consider weak effeminate men and their attitudes. (Largely due to dad not being around)
Surprised it’s that low. Watched Grey’s Anatomy the other night (actually my wife was, but I caught one scene). I think one gay character was going to get “married”, but her mother wouldn’t come because she disagreed with her lifestyle. Well another character told to not get too upset about it, that it was just taking some time for her mother to catch up to god. My jaw just dropped because I never watch most of what’s on TV. Hell’s media is in high gear.
Wow, my brother has hid it so well. I never woulda known....
Gays run the entire entertainment industry, and if you want to stay in the business, you’d better tow the party line. Charlton Heston once said, that there are more closet conservatives in Hollywood, than closet homosexuals.
I can see how the typical fool enamored with current popular culture (TV, movies, music) could arrive at that guess.
I’ve always assumed that somewhere between 1 and 2% of the population is gay or lesbian. No more than that.
Hollywood is about 30% fag. The rest maybe 2% max