Growing up in faith or a religious community: 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 growing up in a religious community or in faith. The survey was conducted in 2009. 47.1 percent of the gay respondents and 46.5 percent of the lesbian respondents reported to have grown up in a moderately or somewhat religious environment.

Gay and lesbian Americans: Were you raised in a faith or religious community?

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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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