CODY4U saidit's a free country. this isn't my data though. most recognized surveys say just under 2% for gay and lesbian and just under 4% for the full lgbt. the author of this article used 3.6% (which i believe is the nhis survey (sic) of 35,000). even the williams institute says 3.8%.
but surely an experiment based on 2,500 participants as to what could possibly be maybe is a far more accurate and credible measure. thanks for the info!
Distracted by your own cynicism about which you seem a tad egomaniacally self-amused, you've missed the point entirely.
The apparent disparity of those numbers in this case are made irrelevant for practical purposes by their respective methods. In the case of the low numbers, particularly of the National Health Interview Survey, questioning was done in person by a governmental or government-contracted agency.
The government can openly ask 100,000 people if they suck dick but they will not get the accuracy of asking 2000 people by way of veiled method.
Here's the study you cited though misnamed it:http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf
Data from the 2013 NHIS were used to generate the estimates presented in this report.
Data are collected by trained interviewers
...an interviewer meets with respondents face-to-face to ask questions...
So in this case, you'd not just be telling a stranger, telling the world that you suck dick, but you'd be telling that to a government which only considered sucking dick legal as of recently and has yet to endow you with your human rights by your sexual orientation. You think out of that you'd get as honest and accurate a response as in a veiled survey where respondents have either absolute assurance of anonymity or that questions are even asked in a way that doesn't reveal their true nature which can possibly be embarrassing otherwise? Where's your cynicism now? Oh look, it's shriveled up like a flaccid dick.
Here's Pew on the Veiled Study for your perusal....http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/09/study-polls-may-underestimate-anti-gay-sentiment-and-size-of-gay-lesbian-population/
Polls may underestimate anti-gay sentiment and size of gay, lesbian population