According to surveys, Americans identify as LGBTQ more than ever
An estimated 5.6 percent of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. according to a new Gallup report. That’s up 4.5 percent in 2017, the last year the organization conducted a survey on the subject.
Of those surveyed who identified themselves as LGBTQ, 54.6 percent said they were bisexual, 24.5 percent gay, 11.7 percent lesbian, 11.3 percent transgender and 3.3 percent, another term used to describe them using their identity (i.e. queer or same-sex loving). The total number is over 100 percent because respondents were able to choose more than one category.
The results are based on more than 15,000 interviews with adults aged 18 and over in 2020.
Younger Americans increasingly consider themselves part of the LGBTQ community: …