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Sexual orientation: views on nature vs. nurture in the U.S. 1977-2019

Are people born gay or lesbian or does this develop due to upbringing and environmental factors?

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1977 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,024*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source poses the question as follows: " In your view, is being gay or lesbian something a person is born with, (or) due to factors such as upbringing and environment?"

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are due to respondents stating "neither" or "no opinion".

*In 2019. The source does not provide the exact number of respondents for each year.

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