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This is how many people actually say they’re LGBT

January 17, 2017
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A new poll has given insight into how many people are actually LGBT.

The analysis is by Gallup, a major and well-respected polling company in the US.

The polling company gathered the data from interviews with 1.6 million US adults who participate in Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

And the results have shown an interesting trend.

It uncovered that more people than ever before are identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

When Gallup carried out the same polling in 2012, it found that 3.5% of Americans said they are LGBT.

However the latest analysis has shown an increase.

Some 4.1% now say they’re under the lGBT umbrella, with 49,000 of those interviewed answering “yes” when asked.

That’s equivalent to about 10 million Americans.

The results were much higher among millennials than the overall average.

The proportion of millennials self-identifying as LGBT was 7.3 percent, up from 5.8 percent in 2012.

Gallup said research concluded that millennials may be more willing to admit their sexual preferences and are less concerned about privacy than their elders.

Another Gallup poll found that most Americans support same-sex marriage.

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