Study Says Gays and Lesbians Make up 1.6% of the US Population
Since the 1950’s with the Kinsey Report, the homosexual population in the US has been touted at being ten percent. In 2011 Gallup asked people how many Americans were homosexual, most guessed 25%. Who could blame them with the media, entertainment and school curriculum showcasing homosexual activists, placing ‘gay’ characters in almost every television program or movie and rewriting history. In 2012 Gallup conducted a survey of 121,000 people, the largest study ever aimed at calculating the LGBT population in the US. The results showed 3.4% of the population identified as LGBT. This survey showed that the only place in the country that really has a 10 percent gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender population is Washington, DC. Pennsylvania came in eighth from the bottom, with 2.7% identifying as LGBT; 9,716 interviews were conducted by Gallup for the poll results in PA.
Homosexual activists have been trying for years to get “sexual orientation” included in the , which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors. This survey was begun in 1957 and is comprised of a wide range of questions, on topics including medical care, vaccinations and tobacco use. The Census Bureau collects the data for the Centers for Disease Control by conducting interviews with thousands of Americans across the country. This most recent survey was of 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 74 and used face-to-face interviews and some follow-up phone calls. On sexual orientation, they asked, “Which of the following best represents how you think of yourself?’’ Respondents were given the option, depending on their sex, to respond as gay or lesbian, straight, bisexual, “something else,” or “I don’t know the answer.”
Not only did the National Health Interview Survey show a miniscule 1.6% gay and lesbian population, but it also showed they are likelier to smoke and be heavy drinkers. And for men, let’s not forget that men who have sex with men accounted for 63% of new HIV infections in 2010. More disturbing is that from 2008 to 2010, new HIV infections increased 22% among young (aged 13-24) gay and bisexual men. A study which appeared in the February, 2007 issue of the International Journal of STD & AIDS, found that “HIV-positive men who have sex with men are up to 90 times more likely than the general population to develop anal cancer.” Those are only two of the health risks associated with homosexual activity among men!