Americans who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender 2012-2017

This statistic shows the share of adults in the United States who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender from 2012 to 2017. In 2012, 3.5 percent of adults surveyed stated they identify as LGBT, while in 2017, 4.5 percent of respondents said the same.

United States: Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?

Share of respondents stating "Yes"
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Release date

May 2018


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*In 2017. The source does not provide the exact number of respondents for each year. See source for methodology.

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