Poll: American LGBT population jumps to 10 million

Washington Examiner | 1/11/2017 | Anna Giaritelli
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The number of U.S. adults who identify as ****, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased over the past year to 10 million, or roughly 4.1 percent of the national adult population, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday evening.

Since 2012, that number has increased nearly from 8.3 million American adults. Gallup tracked 1.6 million people in this year's annual survey and found 49,000 people described themselves at LGBT.

Groups - Millennials - Group - Uptick - Millennials

Among generational groups, those who were born between 1980 and 1988 - defined as millennials - were the only group that saw an uptick from 2015 to 2016. Millennials jumped from 6.7 percent to 7.2 percent this year - double that of any other generation. The number of those who identify as LGBT was significantly lower as the age of the respondent increased. Only 3.2 percent of Generation X, 2.4 percent of Baby Boomers and 1.4 percent of traditionalists identified as such in the survey.

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