Interesting poll results. The actual number of adults who identify as LGBT: 3.8%. But, on average, people guess the percentage is around 25%. What could contribute to this huge overestimation? Gallup posits a few hypotheses including:

“The overestimation may also reflect prominent media portrayals of gay characters on television and in movies, even as far back as 2002, and perhaps the high visibility of activists who have pushed gay causes, particularly legalizing same-sex marriage.”

 

Daniel Haqiqatjou

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