Strength in numbers
0 comment Monday, July 14, 2014 |
U.S. Adults Estimate that 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian
This recent Gallup poll shows that Americans tend to overestimate the actual number of gays and lesbians.
The Gallup website, of course, does not say that; they say
There is little reliable evidence about what percentage of the U.S. population is in reality gay or lesbian, due to few representative surveys asking about sexual orientation, complexities surrounding the groups and definitions involved, and the probability that some gay and lesbian individuals may not choose to identify themselves as such.
However they note that
Demographer Gary Gates last month released a review of population-based surveys on the topic, estimating that 3.5% of adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, with bisexuals making up a slight majority of that figure. Gates also disputes the well-circulated statistic that "10% of the males are more or less exclusively homosexual."
This website discusses how the ubiquitous ''10%'' estimate promoted by gays and leftists became the standard. The above-linked article mentions the origins of the 10% figure in the questionable 'researches' of Alfred Kinsey. Why Kinsey has been treated as a legitimate researcher instead of the fraud that he was is a mystery -- well, actually it's no mystery when we remind ourselves of the dishonesty of our biased media.
It's no surprise that the public overestimates the number or percentage of gays, given that homosexuals are greatly overrepresented in the entertainment media, as well as in 'news' coverage. And the same goes for other 'victim groups.' I occasionally ask people to estimate the percentage of blacks in our country. They often guess 30% - 40%, rather than the true 12-13%. And they overestimate because of the disproportionate numbers of blacks in commercials, movies, and entertainment generally.
It would seem as if that is part of the intent of overpopulating our media with gays and other minority groups: to give us the impression that said groups are more numerous, and therefore more important in society, while diminishing our sense of ourselves as the dominant or majority group.

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