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Massive study finds only 3.4% of American adults identify as LGBT
Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 18, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOLM

Posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by neverdem

A massive new survey published this morning reveals that only 3.4% of American adults publicly identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, with the highest percentage coming among the younger, less-educated non-whites.

The new Gallup Poll of more than 121,000 adults, the largest of its kind on record, wass conducted during the past four months. It finds the percentage of self-reported LGBT Americans to be much smaller than a general impression derived from their presence in popular culture and their perceived influence in liberal American politics.

The special report found 3.4% of adult Americans publicly reporting themselves as personally identifying with those categories, 92.2% saying they do not and 4.4% refusing to say or claiming not to know.

Given the stigma often attached by some to those categories, some unknown portion of the Didn't Say's and No's presumably are choosing to remain in the closet, holding down the LGBT number somewhat.

"This initial analysis," Gallup reports, "reveals new insights into the composition of the LGBT community in the U.S. In particular, the findings challenge both media and cultural stereotypes to reveal that the LGBT population is in a number of ways not that different from the broader U.S. population."

Gallup also found the social characteristics of those self-reporting themselves as LGBT is dramatically different from their portrayal in the media as largely white, well-educated and well-to-do.

The largest percentage (4.6%) came among blacks, followed by Asians (4.3%), Hispanics (4%) and non-Hispanic whites (3.2%).

Results showed that a larger percentage of women, especially younger women, reported themselves as LGBT (3.6%) compared to men (3.3%).

And Gallup reports those publicly asserting to be LGBT tend to be younger, less-educated and less wealthy than the rest of the population...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2012; homosexualagenda; homosexuallinks; lgbt; moralabsolutes
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1 posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:10 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Like to see the questions and methodology. Remember reading they ask if someone has one same sex experience in their lifetime = bisexual.

Maybe a girl got drunk in college...

1-2% is usually the stat so this seems high.

For decades it was the absurd 10% figure - to give homosexuals more political power.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 3:43:30 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: neverdem

That sounds accurate over all, but is way low for my neck of the woods.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 3:43:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1367 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: neverdem

“Results showed that a larger percentage of women, especially younger women, reported themselves as LGBT (3.6%) compared to men (3.3%). “

LUGs (Lesbian Until Graduation) might account for the difference.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: neverdem

along with Whoopi mo doubt


5 posted on 10/18/2012 3:46:43 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: neverdem

It’s amazing how such a tiny minority wields so much power. They are winning every battle they fight and will likely win the war. I wish the conservative movement had half the power and influence as the “LGBT” crowd.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 3:47:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: neverdem

3.4%, 10+ million?


7 posted on 10/18/2012 3:47:49 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: neverdem

So we CHANGE our entire military for a lousy 3%? Causing 97% to suffer for a lousy 3%? Catering to the few at the expense of the many NEVER WORKS. EVER. NEVER. Another reason to kick 0bama OUT of office.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: neverdem

Did they count all the newly indoctrinated 10 year olds...and their seducer.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: neverdem

Seems a bit high to me.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 3:53:41 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: neverdem

was there a breakdown between the GL’s and the B’s and T’s?


11 posted on 10/18/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem
Gallup reports those publicly asserting to be LGBT tend to be younger, less-educated and less wealthy than the rest of the population

Exactly the opposite of the image of the Gay Elite that the media tries to sell us.

12 posted on 10/18/2012 3:55:09 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: TigerClaws

1-2% probably is gay

The rest might have given it a try or something and they’d get counted.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

R&R said they ain’t changing the military back. It’s “settled law” doncha know


14 posted on 10/18/2012 3:57:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
The rest might have given it a try or something and they’d get counted.

Most homosexuals are not born that way. They just get sucked into it.

15 posted on 10/18/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: TigerClaws
Like to see the questions and methodology. Remember reading they ask if someone has one same sex experience in their lifetime = bisexual.
Maybe a girl got drunk in college...

Or, perhaps something like a question [asking] if you find any members of the same sex to be good looking.
That's right, you can't be impressed with, say, an athlete's body [assuming they're of the same sex] without being at least bisexual.
[/sarc]

16 posted on 10/18/2012 3:59:35 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sacajaweau
The report actually infers that. More people in the education process identified as LGBT as compared to college grads. More people in grad school also identify LGBT as opposed to college grads.

I am stretching this data quite a bit to make the generality. But, this infers to me, that the education system tolerates or promotes LGBT behavior. It also infers that people who graduate from college and get out into the real world, escape that influence and therefore their numbers are lower.

17 posted on 10/18/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: neverdem
Gallup also found the social characteristics of those self-reporting themselves as LGBT is dramatically different from their portrayal in the media as largely white, well-educated and well-to-do.

Of course reality is different from fantasy -Will & Grace has nothing to do with colon exploration and self destructive depraved sexual proclivities.

18 posted on 10/18/2012 4:05:15 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: neverdem

Even after decades of “coming out” and it isn’t near the ten percent we have been told.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: TigerClaws
Well - the percentage of homosexuals in the US is between 2 and 3% - but in some areas (like San Fran and DC) the percentages run between 5 to 8%.

Of course, they want you to believe they have up to 10% nationally - for, as you well point out - political power!

There are quite a few states where the 'gay' population is below 1 percent - most of them, if I remember correctly, are in the mid-west.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: TigerClaws

“For decades it was the absurd 10% figure - to give homosexuals more political power.”

Yup. The 10% claim was completely fabricated by some early gay activist, who claimed it was a scientific statistic from the Kinsey Report. Only problem was, there was nothing in Kinsey’s work that ever actually said that. So it has been nothing more than a popular myth from the get go.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 4:28:11 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: neverdem; TigerClaws; Mr. Blond
2. ... 1-2% is usually the stat so this seems high. ...

10. Seems a bit high to me.

Correlates fairly well with the excerpt below ...

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/305110e6#/305110e6/1
Whistleblower, Vol. 20. #2. February 2011
(A publication by the Family Research Council covering the anticipated problems which may result with the repeal of DADT in the U.S. military by Congress.)
“Dropping the ‘H’-Bomb”
... amicus brief, 2003 SCOTUS case Lawrence v. Texas: … The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of the female, population identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. See Laumann et al, The Social Organization of Sex: Sexual Practices in the United States (1994) ...

22 posted on 10/18/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: neverdem
ONLY??? i'd say it'd inflated by at least 150%...
23 posted on 10/18/2012 4:47:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: null and void

It’s way, way low for where I live.

I swear, one out of five boys in upper-middle class families coming of age this decade is coming out as gay. Why are the numbers so high in that demographic? I don’t know.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 4:48:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

For white boys, it’s the only way to enter a privileged demographic group. It looks cool in the TV shows and music videos, from “True Blood” to a host of sitcoms. You get more opportunities for sex than with girls, and less criticism for the promiscuity. If you are caught with a girl, you say you’re experimenting or bisexual or trying to change your orientation to please your parents.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 4:53:11 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: neverdem
I tried the bisexual thing a few years ago, but it didn't work out.

I only ended up getting rejected by everyone, instead of just half of them.

26 posted on 10/18/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: tbw2

Interesting thoughts. I could see how two decades of anti-white, heterosexual male propaganda have an impact.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 5:02:50 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: TigerClaws
...3.4% of American adults publicly identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, with the highest percentage coming among the younger, less-educated non-whites.

This might be the same group that's clueless about political questions - but answers with great authority. Questions like 'Do you feel Tom Hanks Vice President of the United States should give up his membership in the Bull Moose Party." There are groups that would give a definitive answer to the above bogus question. I'm with you - 2% is about it.

28 posted on 10/18/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: null and void
That sounds accurate over all, but is way low for my neck of the woods.

More than half likely lied to pump the poll numbers. The LGBT have many liberal allies.

29 posted on 10/18/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: diogenes ghost

If you were rejected by everyone, it seems that you didn’t try very hard.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 5:27:05 PM PDT by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.--Rand)
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To: neverdem

And for the B(isexuals) it truly is a choice.


31 posted on 10/18/2012 5:38:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Misterioso
If you were rejected by everyone, it seems that you didn’t try very hard.

I think that was meant to be a joke.

Like I used to tell people that I was just a lesbian trapped in a male's body.

Try to understand the humor here.

And BTW, I am damn sick of the constant bitching from the deviants. Do what ever you want with each other... I don't care. But don't try to tell me it's 'normal' because it ain't.

32 posted on 10/18/2012 5:49:22 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: MacNaughton
... amicus brief, 2003 SCOTUS case Lawrence v. Texas: … The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of the female, population identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. See Laumann et al, The Social Organization of Sex: Sexual Practices in the United States (1994) ...

That is one of the most trustworthy studies I know of. The real numbers are probably pretty close to what is reported.

33 posted on 10/18/2012 5:50:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”A massive new survey published this morning reveals that only 3.4% of American adults publicly identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, with the highest percentage coming among the younger, less-educated non-whites.
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The new Gallup Poll of more than 121,000 adults, the largest of its kind on record, wass conducted during the past four months. It finds the percentage of self-reported LGBT Americans to be much smaller than a general impression derived from their presence in popular culture and their perceived influence in liberal American politics.”

Yes, lets bend over backwards for this guy:

Jose the gay illegal, Obama loves you if you are jose

34 posted on 10/18/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: umgud

10,000,000+ who admit to it


35 posted on 10/18/2012 6:35:39 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: sickoflibs; All

The poofs I know are voting for R/R. Even they’ve had enough of amateur hour in the White House.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
RE :”The poofs I know are voting for R/R. Even they’ve had enough of amateur hour in the White House.”

I don't know any who admit it.

What about ‘marriage equality ’ and DADT?

37 posted on 10/18/2012 7:06:59 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: GeronL

He can distance the military from the civilian legal system which 0bama has been moving towards.. Trying TERRORISTS in New York.. Romney needs to reel that back and quick!


38 posted on 10/18/2012 7:13:40 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: GOPsterinMA

Sorry, I meant : “I don’t know anyone who admits that they are LGBT”


39 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: neverdem

Puts this somewhere between imprisoned and illegals as far as percentages.


40 posted on 10/18/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV = 287EV)
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To: neverdem

I suspect this number is still about two times too large. I wonder how many of these were teenage girls who have fallen for the Hollywood idea that it’s “cool” to be lesbian but who will end up following Mother Nature in the long run.


41 posted on 10/18/2012 8:45:12 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: neverdem

3.4% is an overstatement, 2% seems more accurate


42 posted on 10/18/2012 9:27:16 PM PDT by NerdOfReason
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To: Ditto

My reply was meant to be a joke, too.


43 posted on 10/19/2012 1:00:25 AM PDT by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.--Rand)
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To: neverdem

The LGBT crowd is, by definition, confused to begin with so my guess is that some of the respondents who claimed to be perverts are not actually sexual perverts, but are... confused and uncertain. Plus, I bet that some of the respondents who claimed to be sexual perverts are merely confused sympathizers and/or Democrat activists.

I suspect the true percentage of sexual perverts is lower than 3.4%, and maybe considerably lower.


44 posted on 10/19/2012 1:07:50 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem

That includes silly girlz being cute

No such thing as a bisexual man

But there are bisexual women

Seen em with my own eyes....up close even

A long time ago...in another more ribald life


45 posted on 10/19/2012 1:19:10 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: TigerClaws

And they used it. One grooming technique used on hundreds of thousands of HS sophomores over decades by a “leadership training” seminar has been to ask the children to think of a number from one to ten. The speaker pauses and then states: “One in ten of you picked a number that number means you’re homosexual because one in ten of us is a homosexual.”

The kids go nuts and for the rest of the day ask, “What number is the gay number?”, frightened that thinking a number means they’re gay. This organization is riddled with Leftists and aggressive homosexuals. It targets leaders and the elite students who will become future leaders in America.


46 posted on 10/19/2012 3:20:09 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: iowamark

Actually, it is a description of our most vulnerable - cause and effect? We know that these are the people targeted in the sex trades.


47 posted on 10/19/2012 3:24:25 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem
From the article:

"As courts, legislatures, and voters continue to debate issues like marriage for same-sex couples, child-rearing rights for LGBT people, and bans on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, these data provide new and detailed information about the lives of LGBT Americans and their families. They offer an unprecedented resource for informing those debates with facts rather than stereotype or anecdote."

NB: child-rearing rights - isn't that a right that derives solely from heterosexual relationships?

48 posted on 10/19/2012 3:36:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: sickoflibs
The poofs I know are “married”.

It's too bad, because outside of the whole “love dong” aspect, their pretty much moderate...big time 2A, for lower taxes, small business owners and usually for less government.

49 posted on 10/19/2012 5:17:28 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
RE :”The poofs I know are “married”.

You mean same-sex marriage in MA?

You talking men or women or both?

50 posted on 10/19/2012 5:21:42 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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