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LGBT Americans are more interested than non-LGBT adults in fostering or adoption, and are facing discrimination as a major barrier, reveals a 2023 Kidsave-Gallup study.

Gallup and Walton Family Foundation find LGB Gen Z adults face heightened anxiety, sadness, stress and loneliness compared with their peers.

For the first time in Gallup World Poll's trend dating back to 2006, a majority of people (52%) worldwide say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live.

Views on the morality of a variety of practices are largely stable, though fewer say same-sex relations are morally OK and more say the death penalty is.

Americans are less supportive than two years ago of transgender athletes being allowed to play on sports teams that match their current gender identity.

Seventy-one percent of Americans think same-sex marriage should be legal, matching the high Gallup recorded in 2022.

Gallup estimates that 7.2% of the U.S. adult population is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual.

Whether reflecting the remnants of the pandemic or the difficulty of inflation, Americans remain sour about the state of the union.

Married or cohabiting U.S. adults in LGBQ+ relationships face greater stress than those in heterosexual relationships, implying different pandemic responses.

Where does the public stand on abortion, critical race theory and gender identity issues?

LGBT employees who don't feel seen, heard or valued are less likely to strive for high performance or see a future in their current organization.

Half of the world's adults (50%) now say their city or area is a "good place" for gay and lesbian people to live -- a figure that has doubled over the past decade and represents a new high in Gallup World Poll's trend dating back to 2005.

Birth control and divorce remain the most morally acceptable of 19 issues measured, and extramarital affairs and cloning humans the most morally wrong.

LGBT identification has increased significantly among Black, White and Hispanic adults in the U.S. since 2012.

Seventy-one percent of Americans say they support legal same-sex marriage, a new high in Gallup's trend.

Gallup estimates that 7.2% of the U.S. adult population is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender has increased to 7.1%. This is driven by high LGBT self-identification, particularly as bisexual, among Generation Z adults.

Gallup finds that 10% of LGBT adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse, and another 6% live with a same-sex partner.

U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage continues to grow, now at 70% -- a new high in Gallup's trend dating to 1996.