Survey: 3.5% of U.S. identifies as LGBT

As many as 10 percent of people in Washington, D.C., and 3.5 percent nationally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender according to a new Gallup and UCLA Williams Institute survey.

The survey is the largest ever to ask questions about participants’ sexual orientation and gender identity.

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North Carolina came in with an LGBT population of 3.3 percent, or almost 322,000 of the state’s more than 9.7 million residents.

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Exit polling data from November’s elections found that up to five percent of the national electorate identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Read more about the survey via Gallup…

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.