Thursday, April 07, 2011

American Homosexual Population is Tiny: Study

A California demographer, and homosexual advocate, has found that only 1.7% of Americans identify themselves as "gay or lesbian." The oft-cited 10% homosexual figure, he says, is from 1948.

Read related article about how this minority group has gained control in America.

UPDATE 6/4/12: Media Admit Propaganda Overstating Gay Population

UPDATE 6/24/11: Same-sex Household Count Tiny: U.S. Census

UPDATE 6/7/11: Most Americans overestimate homosexual population by huge percentage (For second article on public opinion, CLICK HERE.)

-- From "Study: US has 4M gay adults; 1.7 pct. of populace" by Lisa Leff, Associated Press 4/7/11

SAN FRANCISCO — Gary Gates puts the figure at 4 million adults, representing 1.7 percent of the 18-and-over population.

That's much lower than the 3 to 5 percent that has been the conventional wisdom in the last two decades, based on other isolated studies. It's also a fraction of the figure put out by Alfred Kinsey, who said in the 1940s that 10 percent of the men he surveyed were "predominantly homosexual."

Gates has advised the Census Bureau. He's a demographer-in-residence at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Note how journalists report the same study by Gary Gates quite differently (compare above to below).

From "9 million Americans estimated to be gay or bisexual, but solid figures elusive" by Carol Morello, Washington Post 3/7/11

In an attempt to encourage more research into the health and well-being of gay people, a California demographer has estimated that more than 9 million Americans are gay, lesbian or bisexual, a number equivalent to the population of New Jersey.

Gary Gates, who studies the demographics of the gay community for the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, said in a report released Thursday that about 3.5 percent of Americans identify themselves in surveys as being gay, lesbian or bisexual.

But those who said they have had same-sex encounters are almost evenly divided between gay people and bisexuals, leaving just 1.7 percent who say they are gay or lesbian. The percentage more than doubles, however, if it includes people who say they have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior at some point.

Gates arrived at the estimates by averaging the results of five surveys conducted in the United States between 2004 and 2009. In the survey results, the range of people who say they are lesbian, gay or bisexual varied widely, from a low of 1.7 percent to a high of 5.6 percent. In contrast, studies conducted in other countries have made much smaller estimates — as low as 1.2 percent in a 2010 survey in Norway.

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