Young Americans consider themselves gay

Published 8 November 2021 at 09.49

The new study shows that of so-called millennials, born in the years 1984–2002, 30 percent answer that they identify as “LGBTQ”. That is a figure three times as high as for the population as a whole.

Among young people belonging to generation Z, who are between 18 and 24 years old, as many as 39 per cent claim that they have any of the deviating sexual preferences that fall within the concept of LGBTQ.

In another Gallup poll in February, at the same time, 5.6 percent of adult Americans said they were anything other than heterosexual – a proportion that is close to traditional estimates.

However, George Barna, who is behind the new survey, denies that there is a homosexual epidemic among young people in the United States. He explains that three quarters of the young people say they are looking for a meaning and a reason to get up in the morning.

– The LGBTQ identity therefore gives them comfort. Many in this generation claim that they are moving in that direction, but there is a big difference between claiming identity and living out the lifestyle, he tells Newsweek.

George Barna refers to all media reports that have made it “safe and cool” for young people to claim to be LGBTQ people.


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