Back in 2010 and 2011 we reported on two flawed poll taken by Gallup and Dr. Gary Gates an openly gay researcher from the Williams Institute that attempted to debunk Alfred Kinsey’s earlier estimate of 10% as the number of LGBT American’s and knocked down the estimate to 3.9%.
A report, released Thursday, analyzes data from the Census Bureau may prove Kinsey right. . It states that 8% of respondents to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey said they were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. And these are just from the respondents who would openly state their sexuality.
“While the exact number of LGBTQ+ people living in the United States is unknown, recent
data from the Household Pulse Survey, a national household probability survey administered
by the Census Bureau, would suggest that roughly 20 million adults in the United States
could be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Millions more could identify with terms
more expansive than these four, but it’s still unknown exactly how they identify.”
That’s over double earlier estimates of the LGBT community’s size in the U.S.
I think Dr. Alfred Kinsey and the LGBT community deserve an apology from both Gallop and Dr. Gary Gates.