U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian

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    interesting article.

    Woman are among those that estimate highest...I would have guessed 8-10%....*shrugs*

    thoughts?


    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%.

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    The findings, from a Gallup poll conducted May 5-8, 2011, mark the second time Gallup has asked Americans to estimate the gay population. In 2002, Gallup used two separate questions to ask Americans to estimate the percentage of gay men and lesbians. At that time, Americans estimated that 21% of men were gay and that 22% of women were lesbian. Twice as many did not offer an opinion as do now.

    more and the demo blurb at-

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    People are notoriously bad at estimating basic statistics.
     

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