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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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