LGBTQ* Surveys and Numbers You May Have Missed:
Gallup, perhaps the most respected name in polling, has released a new survey purporting to indicate what percentage of Americans are gay, by state.
Between June and December of last year, more than 200,00 respondents were asked “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?”
The variance from state to state was astounding: In North Dakota, 1.7% answered “yes,” while in Washington, DC, a full 10% did. Hawaiians said yes, while in Montana Mississippi and Tennessee, only 2.6% did. Still, discounting the District, all 50 states were within two percentage points of the 3.5% nationwide average Gallup announced last October.