What percentage of Americans are gay?
May 22nd, 2015

Gallup just asked the question and the numbers are still about where they were three years ago.

Here are some highlights from the new survey:

* 33 percent of Americans think that homosexuals are more than 25 percent of the population

* 53 percent of Americans think that more than 20 percent of the population is gay

No wonder people think same-sex marriage is the most important issue in the world. Even the civil rights struggles of the ’60s only applied to about 12 percent of the population. Same-sex marriage must be at least twice as important if it applies to more than twice as many people.

(Just a reminder: The real number is 1.6 percent. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.)

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