The demographics of sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States have been studied in the social sciences in recent decades. A Gallup poll concluded that 4. Studies from several nations, including the U. Online surveys tend to yield higher figures than other methods,  a likely result of the higher degree of anonymity of Internet surveys, and demographic of those utilizing online platforms which elicit reduced levels of socially desirable responding. Census Bureau does not ask about sexual orientation in the United States Census.
Demographics of sexual orientation
Demographics of sexual orientation - Wikipedia
Estimates and variance for the lesbian , gay and bisexual LGB population are subject to controversy and debate. Obtaining precise numbers on demographics of sexual orientation is difficult for a variety of reasons, including the nature of the research questions. Most of the studies on sexual orientation rely on self-report data, which poses challenges to researchers inquiring into the sensitive subject matter. More importantly, the studies tend to pose two sets of questions.
Study: More Americans say they have had gay sex
A new Gallup poll suggests most Americans vastly overestimate how large the gay community is in the United States. According to the survey, released Thursday, a majority of people believe close to one in four Americans have continuously overestimated the size of the gay population in recent years—estimating Only about 4. But in this most recent poll, conducted in May, just 9 percent of respondents estimated under 5 percent.
Opposition to same-sex marriage has decreased across a broad swath of religious groups in the United States, with white evangelical Christians one of the few movements for which a majority remains in opposition. Three years on from the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, the findings from the Public Religion Research Institute's American Values Atlas , published Tuesday, showed growing support for LGBT rights, including a majority of U. Muslims backing same-sex marriage for the first time. Muslims, by a margin of 51 percent to 34 percent, favor same-sex marriage, compared to just four years ago when a majority, 51 percent, were opposed. There were similar results for black Protestants, with 54 percent opposing gay marriage in PRRI's American Values Atlas, compared with 43 percent in the latest findings.