Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gay Recruitment Doubles Ranks of Young, Poll Finds

A "special report" from Gallup of their poll of all Americans shows that while only 3.2% of adults aged 30 to 49 self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), 6.4% of adults aged 18 to 29 claim the sexual-deviancy mantle.

For background, read Same-sex Household Count Tiny: U.S. Census and also read White House Says Gay Recruitment of Kids Successful as well as We Recruit Kids for Sexual Deviancy, Says Gay Activist

A previous Gallup poll found that more than a third believe that over 25 percent of Americans are LGBT.

-- From "Poll challenges U.S. perceptions of LGBTs" by UPI 10/18/12

Some 3.4 percent of Americans say they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered, the largest survey of U.S. sexual identity ever done indicates.

Non-white individuals were more likely to identify themselves as LGBT, Gallup found. A third, 33 percent, of those polled who said they were LGBT were non-white while 27 percent of those who said they were heterosexual were non-white.

More than 53 percent of LGBT individuals are women, Gallup found, and younger people were more likely to identify themselves as belonging to one of the four categories. Some 6.4 percent of people 18 to 29 years of age said they were LGBT while the lowest percentage, 1.9 percent, were 65 or older.

LGBT Americans also tend to have lower levels of education and income, the survey reported.

Nearly 59 percent of LGBT individuals said their standard of living was improving, compared to 49 percent of non-LGBT men and women

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From "Massive study finds only 3.4% of American adults identify as LGBT" by Andrew Malcolm, Investor's Business Daily 10/18/12

The new Gallup Poll of more than 121,000 adults, the largest of its kind on record, wass conducted during the past four months. It finds the percentage of self-reported LGBT Americans to be much smaller than a general impression derived from their presence in popular culture and their perceived influence in liberal American politics.

The largest percentage (4.6%) came among blacks, followed by Asians (4.3%), Hispanics (4%) and non-Hispanic whites (3.2%).

Among those making less than $24,000, 5.1% reported being LGBT, compared with 3.5% earning between $24,000 and $60,000 and only 2.8% who earned more.

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From "Gallup: Only 3.4% Identify as LGBT; Higher % Among Young, Less Educated, Lower Incomes" by Susan Jones, 10/18/12

"These results are based on responses to the question, 'Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?' included in 121,290 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012," Gallup explained.

Younger Americans are more likely to identify as LGBT: Adults ages 18-29 (6.4 percent) were more than three times as likely as seniors ages 65 and older (1.9 percent) to identify as LGBT. Gallup found that LGBT identity declines with age -- at 3.2 percent for ages 30-49; and 2.6 percent for ages 50-64.

Younger women are more likely to identify as LGBT than are younger men. Among 18- to 29-year-olds, 8.3 percent of women identify as LGBT, compared with 4.6 percent of men the same age.

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Also read the entire Gallup Special Report