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How Many American Men Are Gay?
The New York Times ^ | December 7, 2013 | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Posted on 12/09/2013 12:28:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

WHAT percent of American men are gay? This question is notoriously difficult to answer. Historical estimates range from about 2 percent to 10 percent.

But somewhere in the exabytes of data that human beings create every day are answers to even the most challenging questions.

Using surveys, social networks, pornographic searches and dating sites, I recently studied evidence on the number of gay men. The data used in this analysis is available in highly aggregated form only and can be downloaded from publicly accessible sites. While none of these data sources are ideal, they combine to tell a consistent story.

At least 5 percent of American men, I estimate, are predominantly attracted to men, and millions of gay men still live, to some degree, in the closet. Gay men are half as likely as straight men to acknowledge their sexuality on social networks. More than one quarter of gay men hide their sexuality from anonymous surveys. The evidence also suggests that a large number of gay men are married to women....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deviant; gay; gomorrah; happy; headcount; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; onemanonewoman; psychology; queers; sodomites
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1 posted on 12/09/2013 12:28:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gay men are half as likely as straight men to acknowledge their sexuality on social networks.

What does that even mean?

2 posted on 12/09/2013 12:30:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Less than 1%.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 12:30:35 PM PST by conservative98
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The better question is how many men are homosexual.


4 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats and Ole Miss grads.


5 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:22 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you listened to Peoples’ Broadcasting you say 95%.


6 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:28 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares?


7 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:31 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Using surveys, social networks, pornographic searches and dating sites, I recently studied evidence on the number of gay men.

What did he study? Craigslist ads?.....................

8 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:53 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Starting at the very top? 100%.

The fish rots from the “head” (so to speak)...


9 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:57 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its that gay gene.


10 posted on 12/09/2013 12:31:57 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scientific studies said about 1.3% people are “gay” Taking information form public websites is about as accurate as CNN taking a poll on republican issues. Johnson and Johnson did a study and found 12% gay population IN PRISON!


11 posted on 12/09/2013 12:32:40 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: conservative98

I would agree with that, and very few are in the closet today.


12 posted on 12/09/2013 12:32:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: sickoflibs

Yep. Passed from uncle to nephew...


13 posted on 12/09/2013 12:32:46 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the question changed to "How Many American Men MSNBC Hosts Are Gay?", I can give you a better odds.
14 posted on 12/09/2013 12:33:22 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well let me see. All of the “men” in the White House and on Capitol Hill. They may not be Americans but they are living in this country right now...


15 posted on 12/09/2013 12:33:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: conservative98

1% is about right. If you want to include all of the “..tried it one time” types. Many fewer as a permanent perverted lifestyle.

In TV, “the arts”, entertainment and politics? As many as 15% - 20% full perverse, perhaps 25-30 including the “wanna-be’s” who can’t admit they don’t like but have to.


16 posted on 12/09/2013 12:33:37 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know this may be insensitive but any article on sexuality from a man with a hyphenated name is suspect.


17 posted on 12/09/2013 12:34:03 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With Bammy getting re-elected, I’m certainly not as happy as I used to be.


18 posted on 12/09/2013 12:34:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mountainlion

12% gay in prison? Sounds about right, if you define gay as having had sex with another man whether one wanted to or not...


19 posted on 12/09/2013 12:34:38 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments?
Someone is trying to justify an agenda.
20 posted on 12/09/2013 12:34:44 PM PST by Bratch
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To: null and void
RE :”Yep. Passed from uncle to nephew...”

In private?

21 posted on 12/09/2013 12:34:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In the United States, of all Google searches that begin “Is my husband...,” the most common word to follow is “gay.” “Gay” is 10 percent more common in such searches than the second-place word, “cheating.” It is 8 times more common than “an alcoholic” and 10 times more common than “depressed.””

Wow.


22 posted on 12/09/2013 12:35:25 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

probably less than 1%


23 posted on 12/09/2013 12:35:25 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
you know what you call a bi-sexual man?



FAG
24 posted on 12/09/2013 12:35:43 PM PST by jrg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The gay community have said, and would like to believe, it's 10%. Obviously, the higher the percentage the more acceptance of them would be warranted. From what I've read from verifiable scientific studies, it's anywhere up to 2%.

That's not a whole lot in which to establish your identity as being legitmate.

25 posted on 12/09/2013 12:35:46 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

This stuff gives me a headache. Wouldn’t this all be much easier if gay men and lesbians were attracted to each other?


26 posted on 12/09/2013 12:35:55 PM PST by Kenton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are indeed millions of gay men and women here in America! Take it from one who had a longtime gay marriage until my beloved wife died after 40 years of wedded happiness.

The only truely gay marriage is between one man and one woman. And yes, I want the word "gay" restored to its rightful meaning. I'm tired of the laughter that nowadays accompanies the Christmas carol, Deck the Halls with the lyrics "our gay apparel".

These creatures wrongly characterized as gay are miserable, twisted deviants. They are not joyous and happy. The proper term is "sodomite" for their evil repudiation of God's Laws.

27 posted on 12/09/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: driftdiver

Or with a first name of Seth.


28 posted on 12/09/2013 12:36:11 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Using surveys, social networks, pornographic searches and dating sites, I recently studied evidence on the number of gay men.

"Honest, your Honor, it was purely for research purposes"

29 posted on 12/09/2013 12:36:28 PM PST by Washi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gay males are not MEN.


30 posted on 12/09/2013 12:37:06 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Bratch
Someone is trying to justify an agenda.

The New York Times would push an agenda? You have got to be kidding. ///sarcasm

31 posted on 12/09/2013 12:37:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many men are men. Not many.


32 posted on 12/09/2013 12:37:19 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Oliviaforever

I have trouble with the credibility of a source that is predominantly pro-fag. In other words, I say Google is lying.


33 posted on 12/09/2013 12:38:06 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: conservative98

It’s over 50% of democrats. Who gives a flying crxp


34 posted on 12/09/2013 12:38:16 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Boy, was that ever well-said.


35 posted on 12/09/2013 12:38:50 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It isn’t 10%. Not even close.

They throw that outlier number to give themselves credibility and strength of numbers.

It is definitely something under 2% if not 1%.


36 posted on 12/09/2013 12:39:06 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, if ya get better FRee WiFi in the closet, does that make you gay too? social networks and gay bars, like bugs in a rug. so much crap, who cares anymore?

this nation, this world is disintegrating. what are they doing to turn that around? being socially responsible? what the heck is that these days? they give medals of freedom to haters and commies, and Yes.. uhhhh,, rockstars


37 posted on 12/09/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The terrorism of the minority.


38 posted on 12/09/2013 12:39:32 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least 5 percent of American men

That's absurd. Every credible study over the last 60 years has held steady at < 2%.

Because of relentless propagandization by the Queer agitators, it might go up by less then a percent, but that's it. Hollywood mainstreaming doesn't make the reality any less nauseating.

39 posted on 12/09/2013 12:39:46 PM PST by Regulator
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To: sickoflibs

Don’t tell mom, it will be our little secret...


40 posted on 12/09/2013 12:40:04 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The evidence also suggests that a large number of gay men are married to women....


One of my wife’s parents’ friends came out of the closet a couple years ago. He had to. He’s been married for 55 years and he had to tell his wife he had AIDS.

He and his wife were like surrogate parents to my wife and her siblings. The two families had a lot of kids and thy were more like close cousins than mere friends.

He died about a year ago. When asked how long the guy had been homosexual, my wife’s father said (Since WWII).

When he came out of the closet, he became persona-non-grata to both families right up to the day of his death. As far as they were concerned, his whole life had been a lie and the man they had known did not really exist and they wanted no part of the poser.


41 posted on 12/09/2013 12:40:45 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, there’s two that lived in the oral, I mean oval office. Buchanan and Obama.


42 posted on 12/09/2013 12:40:46 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could have saved a lot of time by going to the cdc.

“Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM))a represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among all persons aged 13 to 24, and 30% of new infections among all MSM. At the end of 2010, an estimated 489,121 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States were MSM or MSM-IDU.”

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/msm/facts/index.html


43 posted on 12/09/2013 12:40:55 PM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How Many American Men Are Gay?

It'll be a close percentage with the number who write blogs.

44 posted on 12/09/2013 12:40:57 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Who better to be an actor or politician than someone who has been “acting” normal all their lives?


45 posted on 12/09/2013 12:41:38 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void
'Uncle Larry, I never seen anything like that before'
46 posted on 12/09/2013 12:41:52 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In certain ZIP codes, (e.g., South Portland, ME, SFCA, etc.) about 75%?


47 posted on 12/09/2013 12:42:10 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (OK, Obama be bad. Now where's OUR Program, Plan, and Leader?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You’re right.

A much higher proportion of the population is homosexual in

- Hollywood, where public policy is influenced, and

- Washington DC, where public policy is debated and determined.


48 posted on 12/09/2013 12:42:33 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Oliviaforever

“In the United States, of all Google searches that begin “Is my husband...,” the most common word to follow is “gay.” “Gay” is 10 percent more common in such searches than the second-place word, “cheating.” It is 8 times more common than “an alcoholic” and 10 times more common than “depressed.””


Is “my brother” on that list?


49 posted on 12/09/2013 12:42:49 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry guys, I’m a flaming heterosexual.


50 posted on 12/09/2013 12:42:52 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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