Opinion on having children by gay and lesbian Americans in the U.S. in 2009

This statistic shows the results of a survey among gay men and lesbian women in the United States regarding their plans to have children in the future. The survey was conducted in 2009. 34.5 percent of the lesbian and 40 percent of the gay respondents definitely do not want to have children in the future.

Gay and lesbian Americans: Do you want to have children in the future?

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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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