11.3 million U.S. adults identify as LGBTI, study finds
Around 11.3 million or 4.5 per cent U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the Williams Institute said.
America’s LGBTI community of around 11.3 million people is also younger and poorer than the rest of the population.
The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law examined already available results from the Gallup Daily Tracking survey. However, they went much deeper into the numbers, Reuters reported.
Capital has highest number of LGBTIs
The institute found Washington, D.C., had the highest percentage of LGBTI people at 9.8 per cent. North Dakota had the lowest at 2.7 per cent.
There is a clear line in earnings, too. The Williams Institute reported that LGBTIs had a less nutritional diet and had incomes of below $24,000.
Only 23 per cent are age 50 or older, compared with 47 percent of non-LGBTI adults, and 56 percent of LGBTI adults are under age 35 compared with 28 percent for the non-LGBT population.
The Williams Institute also confirmed its previous estimate of the transgender population at 0.6 per cent, or roughly 1.4 million U.S. adults.
In 2011, the Williams Institute estimated the U.S. LGBTI population at 3.5 per cent based on other survey data.
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Author: Mark Johnson