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What Percentage of Americans Are LGBT?
The Short Answer

What Percentage of Americans Are LGBT?

Editor's Note: This article was revised Feb. 26, 2023, to reflect Gallup's latest estimate of Americans’ identification as LGBT.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup finds 7.2% of U.S. adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or something other than straight or heterosexual. The percentage has doubled since Gallup first measured LGBT identification in 2012.


More than half of LGBT adults identify as bisexual. LGBT identification is much more common among younger adults than older adults.

For more details on LGBT identification, see Gallup's latest release:

U.S. LGBT Identification Steady at 7.2%

Explore more Gallup articles about LGBT issues on the LGBT Topics page.

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