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What Percent of the Population is Gay? More Than You Think. (BS alert)
Smithsonian ^ | October 24, 2013 | Rose Eveleth

Posted on 02/14/2014 3:28:21 PM PST by Salman

According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it:

Participants were randomly assigned to either a “best practices method” that was computer-based and provides privacy and anonymity, or to a “veiled elicitation method” that further conceals individual responses. Answers in the veiled method preclude inference about any particular individual, but can be used to accurately estimate statistics about the population. Comparing the two methods shows sexuality-related questions receive biased responses even under current best practices, and, for many questions, the bias is substantial. The veiled method increased self-reports of non-heterosexual identity by 65% (p<0.05) and same-sex sexual experiences by 59% (p<0.01). The veiled method also increased the rates of anti-gay sentiment. Respondents were 67% more likely to express disapproval of an openly gay manager at work (p<0.01) and 71% more likely to say it is okay to discriminate against lesbian, gay, or bisexual individuals (p<0.01).


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 20percentnow; 2or3percent; academicbias; anotherstudy; cultureofcorruption; culturewar; gayagenda; goebbelswouldbeproud; homosexualagenda; junkscience; lavendermafia; orwelliannightmare; pinkkjournalism; pravdamedia; pseudoscience; smashmongamy; thebiglie
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Kinsey said 10%.

Now it's 20% ??????

Are we headed for a 20% quota?

1 posted on 02/14/2014 3:28:21 PM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

Would gay-sympathizing straight people claim they are gay in such a survey to help gay rights?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 3:31:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Salman

kinsey the pedophile...would have...tripled the suspected number...at the very least

these 10 or 20 percenters are REALLY pushing the envelope.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 3:31:55 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Salman

Kinsey’s report was quite some time ago, in a time when it was less acceptable. Even ten years is a long time in the development of a culture, much less a subculture.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 3:32:09 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: Salman

It is not even 10%. It is around 2-3%. This is TOTAL BS!


5 posted on 02/14/2014 3:32:25 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: Salman

If an alien landed and watch US television, he would infer that the US population is 30% black, 30% Hispanic, and 20% gay.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 3:32:35 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Salman
hat’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent.

No, that's nearly 10 TIMES the ACTUAL estimates of at most, 2 percent.

Telling a lie often doesn't make it any truer.

7 posted on 02/14/2014 3:33:41 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Salman

Gotta justify that 20% of gay TV characters thing, doncha know.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 3:33:54 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Salman
Now that there is great benefits and little social stigma to being gay, how many straight men will claim to be gay to get those benefits?

To this day, is there any proof Jason Collins is gay? His career was going down the drain, and I am sure that advisers told him he was almost guaranteed to get signed is he was the first gay player. I know most Freepers would not claim to be gay for millions of dollars, but don't you think there are lots of people out there who would claim to be gay for that much money?

9 posted on 02/14/2014 3:34:06 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Salman

Bullstalin.

The “gayest” city is Washington DC with 10% numbers. Newsrooms seem to have even higher numbers than that pushing homosexualist propaganda as “news”.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 3:34:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Salman

With all the poofs on tv and in politics, you’d think it was more like 80%.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 3:34:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: originalbuckeye

The question is can proof be provided?


12 posted on 02/14/2014 3:34:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Would gay-sympathizing straight people claim they are gay in such a survey to help gay rights?

I think you hit on a truth.

13 posted on 02/14/2014 3:37:41 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Salman

we made the mistake of visiting the Smithsonisn which is now run by the radical left .
My wife walked and saw some preachy left wing exhibit in the lobby and yelled we are leaving and bolted before we paid a dime.
My sister and family paid and walked out 15 minutes later and wish they could get there money back.
Its lost to the left folks.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 3:38:49 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Salman
Sorry but this article is total bullsh!t. I watch TV and at the very least every third person on all those shows is gay so its at least 33%...

(Do I really need the sarc tags?)

15 posted on 02/14/2014 3:39:23 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Salman

It’s still the tyranny of the minority.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 3:41:27 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Salman

Who in the frack cares!


17 posted on 02/14/2014 3:42:11 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: Salman

If you want to see a poll that says 99.9 % of the population is gay you take it in San Francisco...


18 posted on 02/14/2014 3:43:00 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Salman

We need fags.
Have you seen the Olympic uniforms?

Do you suppose that any normal people could have designed those?

No, not hardly.

Ergo, to compete in the Olympics we need fags.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 3:44:55 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Salman

This may sound petty but why the hell was the National Bureau of Economic Research doing a study of sexual deviancy?


20 posted on 02/14/2014 3:45:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Salman

“According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent.”

Is it now smiled upon to publish laughable BS in this country? Well, we have the Washington Compost, so I guess so.

Usual estimates are NOT 10% and haven’t been since before the 1950s for crying out loud! You might as well declare that Thalidomide has no side effects. The vast majority of demographers agree, the number is likely 2-3%, with an additional .1% of trannies.

That’s all folks. If 20% of the country were homosexual we’d be in a complete DEMOGRAPHIC MELTDOWN! This is just garbage on its face. You might as well claim 20% of the country is infertile. Yet again, propaganda. These people need to ridiculed for their stupidity, but its good to see that when the poll asks the question about so-called ‘discrimination’ in a veiled way, people reveal that its just social pressure forcing them to conform to the homosexual agenda. They really dislike the lifestyle, which is a human reaction.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 3:51:51 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: originalbuckeye

amen!!


22 posted on 02/14/2014 3:52:00 PM PST by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: Salman
"According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender."

BS on a stick.

I defy anyone to do their own unscientific survey of people they run into and find out what percentage are homosexual. They're going to find it's about 3% at best.

One in five? Pure leftist propaganda.

23 posted on 02/14/2014 3:52:08 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: originalbuckeye

You are spot on. 2% max


24 posted on 02/14/2014 3:53:22 PM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Yup, 2-3%.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 3:56:08 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Salman

It’s probably about 99%, and only the evil 1% and their homophobic Republican allies are standing in the way of their right to do as they please in the public streets.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 3:59:31 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Salman
Filthy Disease Ridden Queers delenda est...
27 posted on 02/14/2014 4:00:35 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Salman

What a load of flaming crap!

That means that have more gays than blacks.

Does anyone believe that?


28 posted on 02/14/2014 4:01:03 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Salman

Fi da.

When you read the study it specifically states that you cannot make an estimate based on the study (and yet they do anyway). The researchers also state that the conclusion is that surveys are more biased than researchers believe.

Stupid study. Stupid results. Stupid conclusions.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 4:01:27 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Salman

Sure hear allot of lisping everywhere.


30 posted on 02/14/2014 4:02:48 PM PST by jetson
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To: Salman
According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it

This is how they do it.

"10%" is not the "usual estimate" although homos would love it if this were the common assumption. So, move the bar to 20% so then opponents feel fortunate if 10% is the settled upon figure.

3% is the usual estimate I've always heard.

31 posted on 02/14/2014 4:04:24 PM PST by skeeter
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I say BS..

This “survey" is short on what questions were asked.

Were they asked questions such as do you or have you ever found someone of the opposite sex attractive. If yes, does that make you an homosexual? So if I, as an strictly heterosexual male say Brad Pitt is an handsome man, is that regististed as an gay response? This smells more like a "push" poll than an actual attempt at science inquiry.........

32 posted on 02/14/2014 4:07:10 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: originalbuckeye

Yep...


33 posted on 02/14/2014 4:09:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Salman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6szE_qmzavQ


34 posted on 02/14/2014 4:09:51 PM PST by Argus
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To: rbg81

When I studied psych in grad school the most respected study from u of chgo said 2-3 pct


35 posted on 02/14/2014 4:12:01 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: Salman

Why BS alert? Given where we are headed (to hell in a hand basket) I have ZERO problem believing it.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 4:12:45 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

I don’t disagree. I think a lot of people can be talked into being gay if they believe its hip or cool.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 4:31:19 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Salman

This is called selection bias - if you only ask fags it will seem like there are an awful lots of fags.


38 posted on 02/14/2014 4:31:35 PM PST by glorgau
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To: nascarnation
If an alien landed and watch US television, he would infer that the US population is 30% black, 30% Hispanic, and 20% gay.

Doesn't take an alien, I'm an Australian, and judging by the content of the programs and advertising we see from US sources, that's exactly what it looks like. I often ask myself, where are the 'normal white people'?

39 posted on 02/14/2014 4:32:54 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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“This number has always been hard to pin down: sexuality is fluid,”

No, it’s not. Sorry.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 4:34:13 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Salman

Considering all the states with gay marriage or civil unions, where are the numbers of unions or fake marriages? Too small to announce.


41 posted on 02/14/2014 4:36:02 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: arderkrag
Kinsey also got his "numbers" by interviewing prisoners.

Not to mention that "Mr. X" he interviewed who supposedly molested hundreds of kids.

Did Kinsey DO anything about that molester?

Hell, NO!

He used it to prove "sexual responses" in toddlers.

And Kinsey also had sex with his interviewees, male and female.

Why Kinsey is so lauded and respected is a mystery.

He wasn't just a terrible "scientist", he was a filthy degenerate.

42 posted on 02/14/2014 4:44:33 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Salman

There’s no reason why it couldn’t be 100% Just need to get everybody on board with depravity.


43 posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Salman
 photo Obama-with-Reggie-Love.jpg..................We know these two are gay.
44 posted on 02/14/2014 4:53:30 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: Salman

I lie to pollsters because most of them are liberals with an ax to grind. If they call me up I will tell them that I am queer and all of my seven brothers are queer and all of my sisters are transsexuals. I hear that high school kids lie their asses off on any survey involving sex.


45 posted on 02/14/2014 4:55:06 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: IronJack

Are you saying that out of a country of 320,000,000 million people only 6 million are gay? That is two percent. I find that hard to believe. It seems it has to be at least 32 million just in Hollywood alone. I think your figures are WAY off.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:53 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Salman; nickcarraway

“Gay” is often manipulated in surveys. As nickcarraway observed, non-gay leftists often claim to be gay to inflate the numbers.

One of my favorite biased surveys (but A+ for creativity) defined gay as having had a homosexual encounter in the past five years, which doesn’t look terrible until you notice that they asked about specific experiences and counted having had a same-sex person make a pass as a homosexual encounter. In other words, if a pervert made a move on you, you counted as gay.

The best numbers I have seen came from a well-designed study, and the conclusion was that 1.5% to 2.5% of the adult US population was gay. Throw in bisexuals, and the number rises to 4% to 5%.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 5:03:26 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I don’t know, maybe it’s me. They seem to be everywhere making an obnoxious, nuisance out of themselves. T.V is being totally “fagafied.”


48 posted on 02/14/2014 5:07:27 PM PST by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: a fool in paradise
 photo image001.jpg................Our Gay leader in DC
49 posted on 02/14/2014 5:11:15 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: Salman

I think that the percentage is actually increasing.

When you have so many people who are so lost, raised without knowing God and His truth, so rebellious and angry, they will latch onto anything that they think gives meaning to their lives.


50 posted on 02/14/2014 5:22:24 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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