Skip to comments.Gallup: 3.4% of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT
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.
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.
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And who gives a rats ass...? This minority needs to sit down and shut up!
That’s all? If you watch television you would think it’s 50% or more.
I doubt the results.
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?
Just curious, do you also doubt Gallup’s survey showing Romney leading by 7 among likely voters?
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! :)
A tiny minority of faggots are a pain in the ass(pun intended).
Poor, women, minorities hit hardest.
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.
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.
Maybe you are lesbian trapped in a man’s body. That is why you are attracted to women.
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.
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.
"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.
I’d love to see the occupation breakdown:
4. Airline Industry
5. Interior Decorators
I'd swear at least 25% of all house hunters on HGTV are gay.
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.
Hard to believe that portion of the population is so screwed up.
The activists say they are 10% strong.
whole lot a panderin out thar for 3.4 %
I’ll add one to your list:
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.
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
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?
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
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%.
So, is it buried in there somewhere just where this sample of 120k came from? Not San Fagsicko by any chance?
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.
And to get 3.4%, they had to oversample San Francisco and Fire Island.
Me, too. I can only imagine how many of those cowards refuse to publicly identify themselves.
So it’s probably 1% really are and 2.4% are liberals who support the perverts and provided a sympathy vote.
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?
I agree! The government should determine who has sex with who.
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.
Oops. Is that homophobic, intolerant, bigoted?
“Id 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.
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.
“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.
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.
Telling that you have to lump a number of sexual perversions together in order to come up with 3.4%...
Sexually confused people
Gender confused people
“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.
“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.
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...
PEW report: polls are skewed partly because Democrat respondents are lying to pollsters
Interesting stats. I probably wouldn’t have looked at the source, so thanks for your extra effort in posting.
Absolutely Amen -— line for line, point for point, sentence for sentence, 100% Amen.