Share of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight in the United States as of 2013, by gender

Sexual orientation of Americans in 2013 This statistic shows the share of adults in the United States who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or straight in 2013. In 2013, 1.5 percent of American adult women identify as lesbian, while 1.8 of American adult men identify as gay.
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WomenMen
Lesbian / Gay*1.5%1.8%
Bisexual0.9%0.4%
Straight**97.7%97.8%
WomenMen
Lesbian / Gay*1.5%1.8%
Bisexual0.9%0.4%
Straight**97.7%97.8%
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This statistic shows the share of adults in the United States who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or straight in 2013. In 2013, 1.5 percent of American adult women identify as lesbian, while 1.8 of American adult men identify as gay.
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Release date
July 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
2013
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
*According to the source, "response option provided on the National Health Interview Survey was 'gay' for men, and 'gay or lesbian' for women." **According to the source, "response option provided on the National Health Interview Survey was 'straight, that is not gay' for men, and 'straight, that is, not gay or lesbian' for women."

Percentages were rounded.

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