Living environment of gays and lesbians in the U.S. in 2016, by generation

This statistic shows the results of a survey among gay men and lesbian women in the United States regarding their living environment, sorted by generation. The survey was conducted in 2016. According to the source, 36 percent of surveyed lesbian Millennial women stated they live in an urban area or a big city.

Gay and Lesbian Americans: What type of environment best describes the place in which you live?

Gay or bisexual men (Millennial)Gay or bisexual men (Gen X)Gay or bisexual men (Boomer+)Gay or bisexual women (Millennial)Gay or bisexual women (Gen X)Gay or bisexual women (Boomer+)
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Number of respondents

Gay & Bisexual Men Millennials n=1,881; Gen X n=2,831; Boomers+ n=4,122; Lesbian & Bisexual Women Millennials n=1,059

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The wording of the question chosen for this statistic may therefore differ slightly from the original.

Millennial (born 1981-1998), Generation X (born 1965-1980) and Baby Boomer Plus (born 1942-1964)

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