A new Gallup poll found that the number of adults in the United States who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community has reached a new high, at 7.1%. The percentage has doubled in the last ten years.

The survey, conducted by telephone, concluded that 86.3% of adult Americans identify as heterosexual and 6.6.% said they have no opinion. Twelve thousand people were polled.

Out of the participants, there was a clear increase in the number of people born in Generation Z (1997-2003) who are now adults that identify as LGBTQIA+ at 21%. That number is cut down by half in the millennial generation and even lower as age increases. The poll showed that the LGBTQIA+ community is expanding in Gen Z, but the number of people who identify as part of the community has stayed stable in older generations.

Over half of Americans, 57% to be precise, who identify as LGBTQIA+ say they are bisexual, which on a larger scale is equal to 4% of American adults. According to the poll, 21% say they are gay, 14% identify as lesbian, 10% are transgender and 4% do not identify with any of those categories. The poll also reported that those who identify as bisexual are the most likely group to get married.

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!

A week of political news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

In Gen Z specifically, nearly one in six U.S. adults identify as bisexual. Six percent of women compared with 2% of men say they are bisexual. Women are also more likely to be bisexual than lesbian. Just 1.9% identify as lesbian.

If the upward trend continues, the number of people who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community will continue to increase as the younger generations reach adulthood.

Read more about:

Get the free uPolitics mobile app for the latest political news and videos

iPhone Android