According to the latest study, 1.75 million more people living in the USA currently identify as LGBT comparing to the calculations made 5 years ago. Now 10 million of Americans call themselves openly LGBT. According to a poll done by Gallup the percentage of Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender has increased from 3.5% in 2012 to 4.1% in 2016. The statement from the study founders says: ‘These figures, drawn from the largest representative sample of LGBT Americans collected in the U.S., imply that more than an estimated 10 million adults now identify as LGBT in the U.S. today, approximately 1.75 million more compared with 2012.’
According to Gallup, approximately 49,000 of the respondents answered ‘yes’ when asked if they identified personally as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The percentage of millennials, those born between 1980 and 1998, has climbed from 5.8% in 2012 to 7.3% in 2016. Millennials make up a total of 32% of the general adult population and accounted for 43% of all LGBT Americans. The percentage is bigger among women and immigrants. The percentage of women who identify as LGBT increased from 3.5% in 2012 to 4.4% in 2016, while men showed a smaller increase from 3.4% to 3.7%. The increase among Asians (3.5% to 4.9%) and Hispanics (4.3% to 5.4%) were also higher than other racial and ethnic groups. White (3.2% to 3.6%) and Black Americans (4.4% to 4.6%) only showed a slight increase, while ‘other’ groups had an increase from 6.0% to 6.3%.