The latest findings from Gallup indicate that the number of American adults who claim to be part of the “LGBT” crowd – lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender – has doubled in the last decade.
ABC News reports that the new percentage of LGBT-affiliated Americans in 2021 is 7.1 percent, which is slightly more than double the previous total of 3.5 percent in 2012. The survey was conducted by interviewing over 12,000 adults in the United States. Of the remaining percentage, 86.3 percent confirmed their heterosexuality, while 6.6 percent did not say one way or the other.
Breaking down the exact responses, the study further found that well over half of the overall “LGBT” population, 57 percent, identified specifically as “bisexual,” meaning that they prefer both men and women; this would equate roughly 4 percent of the overall American population. Of the remaining 3.1 percent, 21 percent identified as gay, 14 percent said lesbian, 10 percent claimed “transgender,” and 4 percent wouldn’t choose any particular leaning. All combined, each of these percentages account for less than 2 percent of the overall population.
What the study also found was a significant disparity between generations, with the younger generations being far more likely to identify as LGBT. As reported by the Daily Caller, roughly 21 percent of Generation Z, the youngest generation today, identified as part of the LGBT movement. By contrast, only about 10.5 percent of Millennials, the second-youngest generation, identified as LGBT in any way. The numbers decrease even more among Gen X (4.2 percent), Baby Boomers (2.6 percent), and those born before 1946 (0.8 percent).
Gen Z, also known as “Zoomers,” are identified in the poll as those born between 1997 and 1999. The poll found that Zoomers who are still underage are more likely to identify as LGBT than the few members of their generation who have already reached adulthood.
Furthemore, the trend of “bisexuality” being the most popular continued with Gen Z, with 15 percent of adult Zoomers identifying as bisexual; by contrast, only