How many people say they are LGBT?

On May 22, 2018, Gallup.com reported the following:

In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%

Highlights:

  • Rise in LGBT identification mostly among millennials
  • LGBT identification is lower among older generations
  • 5.1% of women identify as LGBT, compared with 3.9% of men

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup’s daily tracking in 2017.

Gallup’s LGBT estimates are based on those respondents who say “yes” when asked, “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” Extrapolation to the latest census estimate of adults 18 and older in the U.S. suggests that more than 11 million adults identify as LGBT in the country today.

Read the full article here:  https://news.gallup.com/poll/234863/estimate-lgbt-population-rises.aspx

Tags: Bisexual, Gay, Gender Identity, Lesbian, Queer, Questioning, Sexual Identity, Transgender
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