We’re overestimating the percentage of the population that is gay, study finds

Americans seem to have absolutely no idea just how many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are out there.

In fact, they think that 23 percent of Americans, or almost one in four, are LGBT, a Gallup survey released Thursday revealed. That’s way off: The polling organization most recently found that less than 4 percent self-identify that way.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-22/americans-vastly-overestimate-size-of-lgbt-population

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