Gallup: 7.2% Of US Adults Identify As LGBTQ

In 2012, 7.2% of US adults identify as LGBTQ

Gallup Polling has been asking Americans since 2012 if they identify as LGBTQ when 3.5% said yes. By 2022, 7.2% of U.S. adults said they identify as LGBTQ.

From Gallup Polling:

In each survey, Gallup asks respondents if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something else, allowing them to choose multiple identities.

In addition to the 7% identifying as LGBT, 86% of U.S. adults say they are straight or heterosexual, while 7% chose not to answer the question.

As is typically the case, the greatest share of LBGT adults — more than half, or 4.2% of all U.S. adults — identify as bisexual.

About one in five LGBT adults identify as gay, about one in seven say they are lesbian, and slightly fewer than one in 10 identify as transgender.

The data is the result of aggregated polling data from 2022 Gallup telephone surveys, encompassing interviews with over 10,000 U.S. adults.

In 2020, the number of adults who identified as LGBTQ was 5.6%.

Read more of the full report at Gallup.

7.2% identify as LGBTQ
(graphic via Gallup)