Homosexuality in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on homosexuality in the United States

This Statista dossier on homosexuality in the United States provides an overview of attitudes and opinions of gay, lesbian and straight Americans regarding homosexuality and the rights and lifestyle of Americans identifying as LGBT. Among other data, it includes statistics on the share of Americans identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual, on same-sex marriage, and on the consumer behavior of LGBT Americans.

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  • 1. Homosexuality in the United States
    • Americans who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender 2012-2017

    • American men and women who identify as homosexual, bisexual, or transgender, by state

    • Americans who identify as LGBT from 2012-2017, by generation

    • Metro areas with the highest share of LGBT population in the United States as of 2014

    • Sexual orientation: views on nature vs. nurture in the U.S. 1977-2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards gay or lesbian relations in 2018

    • Americans' opinion on gay or lesbian relations from 2007 to 2017

    • Percentage of gay rights supporting Americans 2014, by generation

  • 2. Same-sex marriage and families
    • Share of inhabitants in same-sex marriages in the United States as of 2015

    • Percentage of gay couple households in the U.S. 2016, by race of householder

    • Percentage of same-sex couple households in the U.S. 2016, by age

    • Percentage of same-sex couple households in the U.S. 2016, by children in household

    • Number of U.S. same-sex households in 2016 by marital status

    • Survey on the legalization of same-sex marriages in the U.S. 1996 to 2018

    • Survey on the stance of Americans on same-sex marriage in 2015

    • Opinion of Americans on same-sex marriage in 2014, by generation

    • Public opinion on adoption rights for same-sex couples in the U.S. 2014

  • 3. Lifestyle and consumption
    • Living environment of gays and lesbians in the U.S. in 2016, by generation

    • Major purchases of gay and lesbian Americans in the U.S. in 2016

    • Boycott of anti-LGBT supportive companies by gay and lesbian Americans U.S. 2016

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