U.S. teenagers who felt sad or hopeless 2015-2017, by gender and sexual orientation

This statistic shows the percentage of high school students in the U.S. who felt sad or hopeless between 2015 and 2017, by gender and sexual orientation. It was found that around 69 percent of bisexual females and 49 percent of bisexual males felt sad or hopeless.

Percentage of high school students in the U.S. who felt sad or hopeless in 2015-2017, by gender and sexual orientation*

FemalesMales
Heterosexual36.1%19%
Lesbian/Gay59.4%39.4%
Bisexual69.3%49.1%
Not sure51%38.3%
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Sources

Release date

November 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Number of respondents

30,389 respondents

Special properties

Students in grades 9 to 12

Supplementary notes

* Felt sad or hopeless almost every day for ≥2 weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities during the 12 months before the survey.

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