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Poll: 3.4% of US Adults Are Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
LGBT identification highest among younger, non-white, less educated
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2012 3:41 AM CDT
A child holds a balloon under a Pride flag in Seattle.   (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

(Newser) – A new survey has found that 3.4% of US adults identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. The Gallup poll, believed to be the largest ever aimed at calculating the LGBT population, interviewed more than 121,000 people. The findings upend some stereotypes about the community. "If you spend a lot of time watching network television, you would think most LGBT people are rich white men who live in big cities," the poll report's lead author tells USA Today. "These data suggest the LGBT community reflects more of the diversity in the US." In fact, LGBT identification is highest among younger, non-white, less educated people.

Percentages of those considering themselves LGBT range from 3.2% of whites to 4.6% of African-Americans. Slightly more women (3.6%) than men (3.3%) generally identified themselves as LGBT. The range was far wider among people ages 18 to 29, with 8.3% of women and 4.6% of men considering themselves LGBT. The ultra-conservative American Research Council squawked that while the LGBT population may be 3.4% of America, they "seem to enjoy 100% accommodation."

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Drewzy
Oct 20, 2012 7:47 PM CDT
This means that there are a least a couple republican congressman who are lying to us.
right2dave
Oct 20, 2012 6:37 PM CDT
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
happycows
Oct 20, 2012 12:40 PM CDT
Too many "straight" guys think watching straight porn makes them straight... even though they're looking at the dude the entire time.