Census Bureau: 2.3% of U.S. Adults Are Gay or Bisexual
by Meg Duley,posted Jul 16 2014 4:34AM
The U.S. Census Bureau surveyed adults about their sexual orientation for the first time in 57 years, and found that 1.6 percent of adults identified as gay and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual, while another 1.1 percent said "something else," "I don't know the answer," or refused to give an answer. The figures were a bit lower than what previous surveys have found, which estimated LGBT people to make up three to four percent of the population.