Jerrod Carmichael
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New Poll Reveals Just How Many Members of the LGBTQ Identify as Bisexual

Bi Poll

In honor of Pride Month, Buzzfeed and Whitman Insight Strategies teamed up to explore the diverse composition of the LGBTQ community.

The poll of 880 LGBTQ Americans consisted of over 100 questions about gender, sex, discrimination, politics, and family.

The results yielded both expected and surprising results.

Highlights of the poll include:

— Only 14% of the LGBTQ community do not want to get married
— Nearly half of LGBTQ people reported not wanting to have children
— A quarter of LGBTQ people reported not having sex in the past year
— More than half of LGBTQ Americans identified as Christian

Additionally, Buzzfeed reports, “...The poll's starkest finding: Nearly half — 46% — of the LGBTQ population identifies as bisexual, which then skews heavily female, younger, and tends to be more racially diverse. People who identify their orientation as queer, asexual, or self-described make up 6% of participants.”

This percentage is slightly higher than data from a 2013 Pew Research Center report, which revealed that bisexuals composed 40 percent of the LGBTQ community.

However, research from YouGov has indicated a growing number of millennials identifying with sexually fluid labels including bisexual, pansexual, and sexually fluid, which could explain the percent increase.

Read the entire report here.

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