Sexual orientation: views on nature vs. nurture in the U.S. 1977-2018

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 1, 2019
Sexual orientation: views on nature vs. nurture in the U.S. 1977-2018 This statistic shows the shift in Americans' views from 1977 to 2018 as to whether people are born gay or lesbian, or their sexual orientation develops due to upbringing and environmental factors. In 1977, 13 percent of respondents stated that they believe people were born gay or lesbian. In 2018, 50 percent of respondents believed people were born gay or lesbian.
Show more

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

You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Homosexuality in the U.S.
Homosexuality in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Homosexuality in the U.S.

Everything On "Homosexuality in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Homosexuality in the U.S."
  • Homosexuality in the United States
The most important statistics
  • Same-sex marriage and families
  • Lifestyle and consumption
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.