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    Default CDC: Nation's Percentage of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals Less than Supposed

    The Washington Post reports that a highly definitive study from 2013 has pegged the size of the gay population in the United States at far less than has sometimes been estimated.

    The National Health Interview Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is the federal government’s most relied upon estimate of the nation’s health and behaviors, found that fewer than 3% of respondents self-identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Only 1.6% of respondents self-identified as gay or lesbian, and even less, 0.7%, self-identified as bisexual.

    The estimate of the percentage of bisexuals was lower than the 2008 General Social Survey, which estimated that number at 1.1 percent, while other surveys have intimated that the percentage of bisexuals is the same as gays.

    Conversely, 96.6% self-identified as straight, while 1.1% answered, “I don’t know the answer” or stated they were “something else.”

    Gary J. Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute, a research center at the University of California at Los Angeles that studies the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population, acknowledged, “This is a major step forward in trying to remedy some of these gaps in our understanding of the role sexual orientation and gender identity play in people’s health and in their lives.”

    The study was first done in 1957; the Census Bureau conducts it and sends the data to the CDC. It is widely considered highly reliable; the 2013 survey interviewed 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 using face-to-face interviews with additional telephone questions. The questions ranged from medical care and vaccinations to tobacco use. Government health officials champion the NHIS survey because the population studied is so large.

    Brian W. Ward, the researcher for the report, said some of the other findings included:

    •Gays were more likely to smoke or have five or more drinks in one day than straights.
    •More straight women considered themselves in excellent or very good health than lesbians did of themselves.
    •More gays were likely to have had a flu shot than straights; gay men were not as overweight as straight men.
    •Bisexuals were more likely to have suffered psychological distress in the last month than straights.



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    •Gays were more likely to smoke or have five or more drinks in one day than straights.
    Shit! I think I might be gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Shit! I think I might be gay.


    Me too!

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    A gay smoking a fag, huh? Who'd a thunk it
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    I have a gay cousin. Not too long ago, he said something on FaceBook about 10% of the world being gay. I had to reply because in what I've seen and read, I would approximate 3-4% of folks are homosexual, maybe 6% at the very, very most. He got all up in my face and cited that "10% of the population is gay" thing that Kinsey said the 1970's or 80's. Now, I'm not one to discredit something because it was said decades - or even centuries - earlier, but every sociological-based study I've ever read on the subject indicated a low, single-digit number, such as 3. Or 4. Or 5. Usually 3 or 4.

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    Only 3%????

    Are they ALL on television?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Shit! I think I might be gay.
    Having 5 drinks is the determining factor ? Damn ... I guess I'm a 'flamer' too
    Wonder how my gf of 3 years is gonna take the news ? Haha
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    On a literally related note , I have a cousin who's gay . He's a well built good looking kid , and he's been with more than a few women . He decided for himself that he likes being with guys more . I don't have a problem with that . To each their own ...

    I've been with girls who've been with other girls in the past , and I certainly don't have a problem with that either !
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