I'm still in shock by this new study...
The Gallup survey reveals that poorer Blacks and Asians are more likely to be gay than wealthier whites. The controversial study,
said to be the largest of its kind ever undertaken in America, estimated that 3.4 percent of US adults saw themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
That figure consisted of 4.6 percent of African-Americans, 4.3 percent of Asians, 4 percent of Hispanics – but only 3.2 percent of whites. In addition, researchers also found that Americans with the lowest levels of education were most likely to say they were gay.
The survey – based on interviews with more than 121,000 people – contradicts the perception that lesbians and gays are mostly white, urban and affluent, said lead author Gary Gates.
‘Contemporary media often think of LGBT people as disproportionately white, male, urban and pretty wealthy,’ said Mr Gates of the University of California, Los Angeles. ‘But this data reveals that relative to the general population, the LGBT population has a larger proportion of non-white people and clearly is not overly wealthy.’
The survey revealed a slight gender difference – 3.6 per cent of women identified themselves as lesbian or gay, compared with 3.3 per cent of men.
This study is completely outrageous. Not only does this study project that LGBTs are uneducated and poor, but we're mostly all minorities.
Here are some of the highlights from the survey:
- Gallup survey, based on interviews with more than 121,000 people, showed that 3.4% of U.S. adults were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)
- Highest proportion in black community, at 4.6%, followed by Asians (4.3%), Hispanics (4%) and Caucasians (3.2%)
- Poll found 44% of LGBT adults were Democratic, and 13% Republican
What will they think of next?