More Americans identify as LGBTQ than ever, new Gallup poll finds

More Americans than ever are identifying themselves as members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new Gallup poll. Gallup’s latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer identification finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBTQ. The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup’s previous update based on 2017 data. Currently, 86.7% of Americans say they are heterosexual or straight, and 7.6% did not answer the question about their sexual orientation. Gallup’s 2012-2017 data had roughly 5% “no opinion” responses. The latest results are based on more than 15,000 interviews c…

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