[Ed. – Media and schools have been hard-selling this for a long time now. And fewer people seem to have what were once considered the most normal forms of interaction with others: direct, personal interaction, regularly throughout every day. When you experience the world through a series of electronic screens, you get a distorted view.]
Although U.S. adults think LGBT persons make up nearly 24% of the U.S. population, this is a dramatic overestimation, according to Gallup, which asserts that the LGBT population is in reality closer to 4.5%. Gallup also reports that the percentage of Americans identifying as LGBT is most prevalent among millennials.
In its survey, Gallup asked, “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?”
From the respondents’ answers, the average was 23.6%. In other words, American adults think LGBT people make up nearly 24% of the population, which is more than 5 times the real percentage of 4.5%.