Forget about one in ten — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says that less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to their National Health Interview Survey.
The Washington Post reports the CDC’s first large-scale government survey measuring sexual orientation revealed that only 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent as bisexual. The overwhelming 96.6 percent of adults labeled themselves as straight, with 1.1 percent declining to answer or saying they didn’t know, or were something else. Other studies pegged the LGBT population as closer to 3.5 or 4 percent. Full story and results here via Edge!
WGB: I just have trouble with these numbers. I feel like this is very low. Your thoughts?