What percent of the world is gay/bi?

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    Feb 04, 2011 1:03 PM GMT
    I've heard some sources say 3% and others say up to 15%. Does anyone know what the most accurate estimate is icon_question.gif
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    Feb 04, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
    92%

    They just don't know it yet.
  • tennsjock

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    Feb 04, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    I would guess around 6-7%. If we assume that the distribution of sexual orientations is the same across race, nationality and culture (an assumption I'm sure Ahmahdinejad would argue), then the percentage should be the same as that in the US. A study conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force found that 5% of voters in the 1998 midterm elections self-identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Of course, the voting population doesn't match up exactly with the general population.

    It's a great read -- very thorough study! You can download it from
    http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/out_and_voting_2
    and
    http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/out_and_voting_1
  • ohioguy12

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    Feb 04, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    I would guess 6-7% of the world is openly gay, but I would say there are so many closet cases that I would guess 40-50% are at least somewhat bi or gay
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    Feb 04, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    we'll really know the day a survey is conducted on 10,000 drunk men only.