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Gallup: 3.4% of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT
Gallup ^ | 10/18/2012 | Gary J. Gates and Frank Newport

Posted on 10/18/2012 2:55:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

PRINCETON, NJ -- The inaugural results of a new Gallup question -- posed to more than 120,000 U.S. adults thus far -- shows that 3.4% say "yes" when asked if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

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These results are based on responses to the question, "Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?" included in 121,290 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012. This is the largest single study of the distribution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S. on record. By comparison, the General Social Survey, a project of NORC at the University of Chicago, asked a sexual orientation question in its 2008 and 2010 survey of about 2,000 adults in each year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Survey of Family Growth asked a sexual orientation question of about 12,000 young adults aged 18 to 44 in 2002 and of more than 20,000 adults in its 2006-2010 survey. The 3.4% figure is similar to a 3.8% estimate made by one of the authors of this study (Gates), averaging a group of smaller U.S. surveys conducted from 2004 to 2008.

Exactly who makes up the LGBT community and how this group should be measured is a subject of some debate.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bisexual; gay; homosexuality; transgender
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1 posted on 10/18/2012 2:55:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And who gives a rats ass...? This minority needs to sit down and shut up!


2 posted on 10/18/2012 2:57:00 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind





3 posted on 10/18/2012 2:57:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind


4 posted on 10/18/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s all? If you watch television you would think it’s 50% or more.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 2:58:39 PM PDT by Wiggins ("There's no substitution for being shot at")
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 10/18/2012 2:58:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt the results.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought all homosexuals were rich? Isn’t that what the media has been telling us and why retailers have sold their souls for their business?


8 posted on 10/18/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: GeronL

Just curious, do you also doubt Gallup’s survey showing Romney leading by 7 among likely voters?


9 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well I guess I’m in the 3.4%. I’m a man who loves women. Don’t hate me because I’m a lesbian! :)


10 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by GoDuke
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To: SeekAndFind

A tiny minority of faggots are a pain in the ass(pun intended).


11 posted on 10/18/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor, women, minorities hit hardest.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 3:04:54 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SeekAndFind

What I find fascinating about this poll is that the percentage of gays in this country is so small, yet if you were to watch network television or the news, you’d assume half the population was homo.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 3:06:58 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fankly, I’m not willing to bet that Gallup won’t suddenly release a poll next week showing that 7% has all but evaporated. I’ve seen this sort of thing before. Two to three weeks out, the opponent of the Left suddenly gets a surge, and then that and more are given back at just the right time.

This is all about the public perception of who has the big mo going into the election.

Would Gallop game the system? Folks will have to forgive me if I don’t deny categorically that they would.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 3:08:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: GoDuke

Maybe you are lesbian trapped in a man’s body. That is why you are attracted to women.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 3:09:19 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SeekAndFind

So much for the born that way lie. More people are now claiming they’re sex perverts, since more have been recruiting or decided the pervert life is more fun.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You should care. They are rearranging society to fit their needs. They are also pushing our children to adopt their behavior. They feel they have the right to tell us what to believe, how to act, and how to live. They have a right to demean and marginalize our religion and all our beliefs, and we have none. So, yes you should care and fight back.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 3:11:31 PM PDT by Essie
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To: radpolis
Saw somebody on the news claim that 3% homosexual was a constant genetic predisposition figure, across the centuries and the cultures, for everybody, whether "Puritans, Mongols and Muslims".

"Genetic predispositions"? We're still at the "maybe, maybe not" stage on whether that even exists. It's especially dicey when the "definition" of gay is itself cultural. Many languages don't even have a word for it; in contrast, there are cultures which assume that a predisposition to sodomy, as to drunkenness or gluttony, is more or less universal, and goes by the name of "concupisence."

"Puritans, Mongols and Muslims"? Show me the survey of gay Puritans, correlated with the lab results for the sequence of the gay Puritan genetic marker. Published by a reputable Plymouth Bay Colony journal prior to 1690.

Puh-leeeez.

18 posted on 10/18/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Frank and Earnest.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d love to see the occupation breakdown:

1. Military
2. Government
3. Education
4. Airline Industry
5. Interior Decorators
etc.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 3:14:26 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Wiggins
That’s all? If you watch television you would think it’s 50% or more.

I'd swear at least 25% of all house hunters on HGTV are gay.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:28 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: SeekAndFind

the professionals have for years determined through scientific means that in the US there are only two(2)% homosexuals - slightly more for men and slightly less for females. This has been posted on FR in years past. Gallop is off. I don’t have the studies but have read them.

The activists say they have 10% strong.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 3:17:02 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: central_va

Hard to believe that portion of the population is so screwed up.


22 posted on 10/18/2012 3:18:05 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SeekAndFind
the professionals have for years determined through scientific means that in the US there are only two(2)% homosexuals - slightly more for men and slightly less for females. This has been posted on FR in years past. Gallop is off. I don't have the studies but have read them.

The activists say they are 10% strong.

23 posted on 10/18/2012 3:18:09 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

whole lot a panderin out thar for 3.4 %


24 posted on 10/18/2012 3:19:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: cicero2k

I’ll add one to your list:

Social Workers


25 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Genetic predispositions"? We're still at the "maybe, maybe not" stage on whether that even exists.

Even if you grant that it exists, the question that follows is, "So what?"

One could then argue that serial killers are genetically predisposed to violence. Does that excuse their actions? Do we, as a society, then grant them blanket immunity because they were "born that way?"

I reject genetic predisposition as an excuse. Whatever weaknesses you may or may not be born with, you are still accountable for your actions!

We are pretty convinced that alcoholism is a genetic condition, yet we still expect alcoholics to avoid drinking and driving or buying liquor for minors. So, the question of whether homosexuality is genetic or not is entirely moot! It's homosexual acts that are morally offensive and inherently wrong. This also dismisses the straw man "Don't tell me who I can love" argument. It's not about who you love, it's about who you have sex with!

Regardless of your genetic predisposition(s) or emotional leanings, you can still choose whether or not to commit homosexual acts. That's where the trouble lies.

26 posted on 10/18/2012 3:22:40 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Thing is, it’s in line with most of the modern surveys that come up with numbers between 1-4%

And it totally refutes Kinseys claim of this magical 10%, which most of us realized was BS from the start


28 posted on 10/18/2012 3:24:01 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Since it's hard to check the Race box for Black, if you're white, you can at least claim "Homo" as sexual orientation to be able to Sue for Discrimination on Applications.

Two hetero men will be able to claim "Partners", and gain the benefits of Marriage/Couple in seeking rent, mortgages, etc., to game the system.

Why not answer a Poll as being a sex deviate (fag or dyke), and have fun fooling them?

29 posted on 10/18/2012 3:30:33 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

more like 50%
these are the people I am leery about:
waiters that sashay up to your table
men who spend too long in spandex tights for any reason
men who don’t own guns and have track lighting
anyone who wants to redecorate my reloading room
men who use hair remover
anyone who votes for democrats
etc. etc


30 posted on 10/18/2012 3:34:13 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
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To: Wiggins
It's a trick with numbers. Gallup would have made 1,347,667 phone calls and gotten only 9% to answer. Assuming gays answer ALL polls (just so they get a chance to answer the Gallup question about the GBLT community), they end up as .33%, and not 3.4%

PEW says the average poll results in a 91% non responsive response or a nonresponse where people just don't answer the phone

In the end the pollsters get only 9% of the folks they call to answer any questions at all.

GAYs and other interest groups with an axe to grind make sure they answer the calls from the pollsters ~ they are thereby over represented 1000%.

31 posted on 10/18/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

So, is it buried in there somewhere just where this sample of 120k came from? Not San Fagsicko by any chance?


32 posted on 10/18/2012 3:37:44 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: djf

It’s still 10 times too high ~ when you’re gay, so I”m told, any advertising is good advertising so they answer the calls from the pollsters and answer every question ~ and with this one in the mix, they manage to over-represent themselves substantially.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

And to get 3.4%, they had to oversample San Francisco and Fire Island.


34 posted on 10/18/2012 3:40:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: GeronL

Me, too. I can only imagine how many of those cowards refuse to publicly identify themselves.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 3:42:46 PM PDT by liberlog
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To: SeekAndFind

So it’s probably 1% really are and 2.4% are liberals who support the perverts and provided a sympathy vote.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 3:43:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

So: we got 1% L, 1% G, 1% B, and 4/10ths of a percent T. How is it that these bobbleheads get to tell the rest of us what is trendy?


37 posted on 10/18/2012 3:44:26 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: TChris

I agree! The government should determine who has sex with who.


38 posted on 10/18/2012 3:44:45 PM PDT by liberlog
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To: SeekAndFind
The key is the age statistics. 6.4% of age 18-29 identify that way, double the overall total. And they broke 18-29 down by gender, showing most of those are women, with 8.3% of women age 18-29 identifying that way, almost twice as much as men in that age group. The percentages by age steadily decrease down to 1.9% for over age 65.

This is called successful recruiting. They're targetting young people for recruitment into the lifestyle and succeeding, especially with women. And the gender difference is because there is less of a stigma against homosexual women than against homosexual men. The goal of the movement is to remove the stigma completely and get these numbers up, especially among young people who can be more easily recruited. This study shows they're succeeding.


39 posted on 10/18/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
HETEROSEXUAL PRIDE!

Oops. Is that homophobic, intolerant, bigoted?

40 posted on 10/18/2012 3:57:57 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: cicero2k; SeekAndFind

“I’d love to see the occupation breakdown:”

I’d rather see a geographic break down of the perverts. My theory is that perverts are attracted to cities. Was this poll taken mainly among city dwellers? If so it is skewed.

Figures I’ve seen in the past puts the total homo numbers between 2% & 3%. Survey San Francisco and you will get much higher numbers.


41 posted on 10/18/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: forgotten man

Lol! Had a buddy in the Navy years ago who had a shirt that said don’t hate me because I’m a lesbian. A few of the female (marginally) sailors wanted to wear it, too!

This 3.4% number is funny when you hear the BLT lobby, or whatever they call themselves, try and claim 10% or more.


42 posted on 10/18/2012 4:01:50 PM PDT by GoDuke
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To: NewHampshireDuo; SeekAndFind

“I’d swear at least 25% of all house hunters on HGTV are gay.”

Occasionally they show a mixed race homo “couple” thereby getting a “twofer” on the P.C. scale.

I like that show but turn the channel when they bring on the queers.


43 posted on 10/18/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: JediJones
Simply an artifact of willingness to answer a telephone call.

GLBTs are oversampled simply because they answer the phone ~ and love to answer the phone!

Normal folks DON"T ANSWER unless they have an ulterior motive.

44 posted on 10/18/2012 4:06:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Telling that you have to lump a number of sexual perversions together in order to come up with 3.4%...

Homos
Lesbos
Sexually confused people
Gender confused people


45 posted on 10/18/2012 4:11:42 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: TChris; SeekAndFind

“So, the question of whether homosexuality is genetic or not is entirely moot! It’s homosexual acts that are morally offensive and inherently wrong.”

“Regardless of your genetic predisposition(s) or emotional leanings, you can still choose whether or not to commit homosexual acts. That’s where the trouble lies.”

I agree with you completely. I’ve always thought that. From a moral stand point, abstinence is a valid option. Some Priests and other religious do it. The Apostle Paul did it and recommended it for those who could, he did not order it or ordain it, recognizing the human need and the very real need to populate the earth. I’m convinced that Jesus did it, regardless of any newly found fake parchments, that say that our Savior was married.

We are not all Pauls and for certain none of us are Jesuses but we as Christians should strive to be like our Lord.


46 posted on 10/18/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: 2nd Amendment

“men who use hair remover”

I’m gonna tell my grandpa that, he uses Nair in his ears, says excessive ear hair annoys the hell out of him, looks disgusting and trying to shave it can be disastrous.

Gramps is member “Graybeard58” you have my permission to rag him about it.


47 posted on 10/18/2012 4:20:59 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: GeronL; All

i agree with you.
first, it is already a fairly small percent, even including “bi”.
but i suspect the real number is even lower.
since even PEW admits liberals lie.
...i’d wager big money, that some liberals said they were,
simple to skew the poll...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2945713/posts
PEW report: polls are skewed partly because Democrat respondents are lying to pollsters


48 posted on 10/18/2012 4:59:30 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting stats. I probably wouldn’t have looked at the source, so thanks for your extra effort in posting.


49 posted on 10/19/2012 1:44:08 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: TChris

Absolutely Amen -— line for line, point for point, sentence for sentence, 100% Amen.


50 posted on 10/19/2012 4:37:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Frank and Earnest.)
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