A California demographer has released a best guess of how many homosexual adults are in the U.S.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."read more: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1325374
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Does the study track those who are lesbian?
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.He derived his results [see the following PDF] from five studies that asked subjects about their sexual orientations.How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender?by Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholarhttp://www2.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute/pdf/How-many-people-are-LGBT-Final.pdf
It always amazes me that such a small percentage has such a loud voice.