CDC: Gay population is 2.3%, but young Americans believe it’s 30%


Newsbusters reports.


A new comprehensive study by the CDC with over 33,000 participants has confirmed earlier estimates; less than 3 percent of the U.S. population self-identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Earlier, much smaller-scale surveys have put that number at 4 percent.

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), published July 15 by the CDC, was the first large-scale study of it’s kind. Data was collected from the Census Bureau, as The Washington Post reported, and 33,557 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 participated in the study, which included in-person interviews as well as follow-up phone questions.

The NHIS study found that, while 96.6 percent of adults identified as “straight”, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent called themselves bisexual. 1.1 percent responded “I don’t know” or said they were “something else” not listed.

That sure doesn’t sound like society according to Hollywood, or the news media, which have young…

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10 thoughts on “CDC: Gay population is 2.3%, but young Americans believe it’s 30%

  1. Probably half that 2.3% claim to be homosexual because they think it’s chic, or because of some pressure from peers, even if at heart they think it’s all a bit queer and they feel more depressed than gay about the connection. TV programmes like “Modern Family” are also partly to blame for perverting a healthy understanding of natural sexuality. I used to sympathise with homosexuals for the marginalisation they endured, but it was preferable they should be regarded as outsiders than that they should be given rein to undermine the institutions of family, marriage and religion, and to confound youth into believing it is normal and healthy to be homosexual.

    • No doubt; I’ve heard it’s as low as 1% in total.

      But I remember, back a couple decades ago, they lied and claimed “One in ten”…

      They now admit that was ‘exaggerated’, but they still haven’t fully disavowed that false stat; some organizations still even have it in their names!

      I can feel sorry for them as individual people; I have some friends who are gay. (Not super-close friends; but friends nevertheless.)

      That doesn’t mean I endorse their lifestyle; as a Christian, I cannot.

    • I can buy that the numbers in the Holocaust could be exaggerated somewhat, but not that a policy of genocide wasn’t carried out, that there wasn’t a deliberate policy of extermination in place.

      • There is no proof that the Wannsee Conference every took place and it is likely the term “Final Solution” is a post-war invention used to shake down Germany. Hitler was more intersted in forced migration of the Chosen People to either Africa or the Far East. Maybe 750,000 of them died due to harsh war time conditions, a similar proportion to the number of Germans who died-up to 10% of the population-, up to half of them in the late 1940s. Atrocities against the Germans denied any other country’s claim to superior humanity or compassion. The Morgenthau Plan, Eisenhower’s Death Plan, and forced emigration of many Germans resulted in millions of deaths. Besides the making of World War II cannot be laid at Hitler’s doorstep. The causes could go back to the Thirty Years War of the 17th century, and European encroachments on Germany that Bismarck ended with unification. Even the most outrageously biased critics of Germany allow that The Versailles Treaty was a crippling and one-sided document. And for whatever reasons, the Germans weren’t the only ones who hated the Chosen People; Germany wasn’t the first country-nor the last- where they were persecuted. Maybe they are the ones who need to adjust the way they deal with the world around them.

      • Indeed, given the mass murders in fire-bombing Dresden, and A-bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Allies were no less genocidal / mass-murdering, except in degree; and I’d say the dehumanizing of the Japanese in propaganda was no less prejudiced than German anti-Jewish sentiment; I’d also recognize that given the trumped-up atrocities attributed to the Germans in WWI, later shown to be false – e.g. the treatment of Belgian babies – that I have no doubt the Allies may well have made stuff up in WWII against the Axis (e.g. we know the ‘skin lampshades’ thing was complete B.S., a total fabrication), and so I’m not one to completely buy into everything we were taught in schools, and swallow everything hook line and sinker; in this, as in other things, I have a healthy skepticism about absolute claims, and I’m intrigued by dissidents like David Cole, himself a Jew.

        The Treaty of Versailles was certainly too harsh. And anti-German Jewish bigots like Kaufman (see here) probably did more to convince ordinary Germans who were apolitical to get behind the Nazis than anything else – and show that there were bigots out to destroy the German people, so indeed, pretentions to moral superiority by Jews are unwarranted. With people like Kaufman, it’s no wonder they got hated by many, not just Germans… (And the Tribe has a lot to answer for in Eastern Europe, particularly in terms of their heavy involvement in 19th century socialist and communist movements, especially the Bolsheviks in Russia; not only Trotsky but several others of high rank… They also have a lot to answer for in Hollywood (which they started and still dominate today), in ’60s/’70s feminism, and in other movements – like gay AIDS activists Tony Kushner, Larry Kramer, and others…)

        And I’m no Zionist, no evangelical shabbas goy. The treatment of the Palestinians by Israelis is scarcely any less racist than that of the Jews by the Germans; and the settlements in the Occupied Territories comparable to Hitler’s Drive to the East, settlements in Poland, etc.

        My eyes are pretty wide open, I think, and not blinded by political correctness considerations. I think you can see that. 🙂

        On that note, let’s end this particular discussion thread; I think we both have our eyes fairly wide open about a lot of things. 🙂


      • Look, I’m not convinced. But I remain open-minded to possibilities, though, and if you read what I wrote (and saw who I linked), you can see I’m not one who buys into everything the Cathedral wants us to believe, and I notice things they don’t want us to notice, and my mind is free, not beholden to their ideologies.

        And I’m a dark-skinned, mixed-race guy. One might think I’d therefore be on their side. But I’m not – as you can see, by this and my other blogs.

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