Polling firm Gallup has found that a little over 7 percent of adults in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ+. That’s double what Gallup found when it first measured LGBTQ+ identification 10 years ago. Gallup surveyed more than 10,000 adults across the U.S. in 2022, asking each respondent if they identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or something else. Over half of those surveyed and identified as LGBTQ+ identified as bisexual — 4.2 percent. The poll found that 20 percent of LGBTQ+ adults said they were gay, 13.4 percent said they were lesbian, and almost 60 percent identified as bisexual. Almost 9 percent said they identified as transgender. Gallup also asked respondents for the first time to note identities besides gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Between 1 and 2 percent of respondents who identified as LGBTQ+ said they were either pansexual, asexual, queer, or “other LGBT,” respectively. Generationally, Gen Z identified as LGBTQ+ the most — 19.7 percent. A little over 11 percent of millennials, 3.3 percent of generation X, 2.7 percent of baby boomers, and 1.7 percent of the silent generation identified as LGBTQ+ The polling company noted that the proportion of bisexual-identifying adults is higher in younger people than older people. “In older generations, less than half of LGBT adults say they are bisexual, although it is still the largest subgroup of LGBT adults in Generation X. In the oldest two generations, LGBT individuals are most likely to identify as gay,” Gallup reports. Jeff Jones, a senior editor with Gallup, said that since Gallup has been tracking LGBTQ+ identities, the only notable difference seen over time in how certain generations identified came from millennials. “Since we started tracking LGBT identification, we’ve only really seen a notable increase among one generation – the millennials. That went from 5.8 percent in 2012 (before all millennials had reached adulthood), to 7.8 percent in 2017 and 11.2 percent this year. The other generations’ figures are very similar to what we have measured back to 2012,” Jones told The Advocate in an email.

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siehe auch: U.S. LGBT Identification Steady at 7.2%. LGBT identification leveled off in 2022 after increasing in prior years Most LGBT individuals say they are bisexual LGBT identification most common among young adults WASHINGTON, D.C. — After showing perceptible increases in 2020 and 2021, U.S. adults’ identification as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual held steady in 2022, at 7.2%. The current percentage is double what it was when Gallup first measured LGBT identification a decade ago. The data are based on aggregated polling data from 2022 Gallup telephone surveys, encompassing interviews with over 10,000 U.S. adults. In each survey, Gallup asks respondents if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something else, allowing them to choose multiple identities. In addition to the 7% identifying as LGBT, 86% of U.S. adults say they are straight or heterosexual, while 7% chose not to answer the question. As is typically the case, the greatest share of LBGT adults — more than half, or 4.2% of all U.S. adults — identify as bisexual. About one in five LGBT adults identify as gay, about one in seven say they are lesbian, and slightly fewer than one in 10 identify as transgender.

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