Skip to comments.Massive study finds only 3.4% of American adults identify as LGBT
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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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.
That sounds accurate over all, but is way low for my neck of the woods.
“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.
along with Whoopi mo doubt
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.
3.4%, 10+ million?
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.
Did they count all the newly indoctrinated 10 year olds...and their seducer.
Seems a bit high to me.
was there a breakdown between the GL’s and the B’s and T’s?
Exactly the opposite of the image of the Gay Elite that the media tries to sell us.
1-2% probably is gay
The rest might have given it a try or something and they’d get counted.
R&R said they ain’t changing the military back. It’s “settled law” doncha know
Most homosexuals are not born that way. They just get sucked into it.
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.
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.
Of course reality is different from fantasy -Will & Grace has nothing to do with colon exploration and self destructive depraved sexual proclivities.
Even after decades of “coming out” and it isn’t near the ten percent we have been told.
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.
“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.
10. Seems a bit high to me.
Correlates fairly well with the excerpt below ...
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) ...
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.
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.
I only ended up getting rejected by everyone, instead of just half of them.
Interesting thoughts. I could see how two decades of anti-white, heterosexual male propaganda have an impact.
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.
More than half likely lied to pump the poll numbers. The LGBT have many liberal allies.
If you were rejected by everyone, it seems that you didn’t try very hard.
And for the B(isexuals) it truly is a choice.
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.
That is one of the most trustworthy studies I know of. The real numbers are probably pretty close to what is reported.
Yes, lets bend over backwards for this guy:
10,000,000+ who admit to it
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?
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!
Sorry, I meant : “I don’t know anyone who admits that they are LGBT”
Puts this somewhere between imprisoned and illegals as far as percentages.
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.
3.4% is an overstatement, 2% seems more accurate
My reply was meant to be a joke, too.
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.
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
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.
Actually, it is a description of our most vulnerable - cause and effect? We know that these are the people targeted in the sex trades.
"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?
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.
You mean same-sex marriage in MA?
You talking men or women or both?