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LGBTs rise to 5.6% of U.S. population
2021-02-24

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Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT, according to the organization.

The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 data.

Currently, 86.7% of Americans say they are heterosexual or straight, and 7.6% do not answer the question about their sexual orientation. Gallup's 2012-2017 data had roughly 5% "no opinion" responses.

The identity question asked in 2020 offers a greater level of detail than the question asked in previous years.

The full article is at news.gallup.com/poll/329708/lgbt-identification-rises-latest-estimate.aspx .


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