Sexual orientation of social contacts and friends of gay and lesbian Americans 2009

This statistic shows the results of a survey among gay men and lesbian women in the United States regarding the sexual orientation of their social contacts and closest friends. The survey was conducted in 2009. 49 percent of the lesbian respondents and 45.3 percent of the gay respondents reported to have an equal mix of LGBT and straight friends and social contacts.

Gay and lesbian Americans: What is the sexual orientation of your social contacts and closest friends?

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Source

Release date

2010

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 30, 2009 to September 16, 2009

Number of respondents

21,657*

Special properties

Gay and lesbian Americans

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

According to the source, "[d]uring the 49-day period from July 30, 2009 to September 16, 2009, Community Marketing, Inc. conducted an online survey of self-identified gay men and lesbians from CMI’s proprietary survey panel, as well as participants pointed to the survey from a variety of partners. For the purposes of this report, those participants who self-identified as “queer,” “transgender” or “bisexual” were not included in the analyses unless they also identified as lesbian or gay."


Number of respondents in the U.S.:
Self-identified gay men: n=15,848
Self-identified lesbian women: n = 5,809

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