Politics Magazine

Public Overestimates Percentage Of Gays/Lesbians In U.S.

Posted on the 22 May 2015 by Jobsanger
Public Overestimates Percentage Of Gays/Lesbians In U.S.
Public Overestimates Percentage Of Gays/Lesbians In U.S.
These numbers are from a new survey by the Gallup Poll -- done between May 6th and 10th of a random national sample of 1,024 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points. They asked the respondents to make their best guess at the percentage of the United States population that was homosexual. For the most part, the guesses were outrageously large.
It turns out that the average guess was 23% -- nearly a quarter of the population. And every demographic group questioned had a very high average guess -- ranging from 15% to 28%. I have to admit I was amused at these numbers (and that's why I bring you this poll).
Gallup says the percentage of homosexuals in the United States is about 3.8%. That's the number of people who admit they are homosexual when asked by Gallup in a survey. I think that's an underestimate. It's still very hard to be an open homosexual in many parts of this country, and I wouldn't be surprised if some hid that when surveyed.
My best guess would be around 6% to 7%, and I admit that is only a guess. What do you think? I would be interested in your best guess?

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • IIIT Delhi Placement Analysis

    IIIT Delhi Placement Analysis

    IIIT Delhi is a Delhi based technical university which is creating the buzz for last few years in the country in terms of placement, education culture, faculty... Read more

    9 hours, 8 minutes ago by   Ssankarr
    TECH
  • Heavy Rockers, Ozone Mama, Announce New Headlining European Tour and Welcome...

    Heavy Rockers, Ozone Mama, Announce Headlining European Tour Welcome Singer

    Big things are bristling on the horizon for Ripple Music's, Ozone Mama!After releasing their critically acclaimed, best-selling album, "Cosmos Calling" with... Read more

    12 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Train Travels: Malaysia to Thailand

    Train Travels: Malaysia Thailand

    I have now covered this route a bunch of times through the years, having travelled overland from as far as Singapore, up to the... Read more

    12 hours, 29 minutes ago by   Allanmwilson
    DESTINATIONS, EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Random Bits of Nature (Snake Warning)

    Random Bits Nature (Snake Warning)

    A very tiny toad -- less than in inch. Blacksnakes kill by constriction. This was an ex-chipmunk by the time I saw it. Read more

    13 hours, 39 minutes ago by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Duck Duck Go Founder Asks Google to Sell Them Duck.com

    Duck Founder Asks Google Sell Them Duck.com

    So there was an interesting article on CNET today about Duck.com. Google acquired the domain back in 2010 when they acquired ON2. But there is confusion, most... Read more

    14 hours, 11 minutes ago by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • Concert Review: A Grand Night for D Major

    Concert Review: Grand Night Major

    Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the National Youth Orchestra.</> by Paul J. Pelkonen The players wore red pants: The National Youth Orchestra.Photo © 2018... Read more

    19 hours, 43 minutes ago by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
  • OMG - OH My Greenery 24x7

    Greenery 24x7

    Here OMG stands for Office, Home, Market Yard, and Ground. These places by the human being created to secure their social activities. Mostly human destroy the... Read more

    19 hours, 58 minutes ago by   Saurabh Verma
    A-CLASSER

Magazines