Gallup: 3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT

Younger adults (18 to 29) were more than three times as likely to identify as LGBT than seniors aged 65 or older. Nearly 9 percent of young women surveyed identified as LGBT.

Not surprisingly, the South was behind other regions in the country with those who identified as LGBT. Only 3.2 percent of those surveyed in the south identified as LGBT, while those living in the west and eastern regions of the country were 3.6 percent and 3.7 percent respectively.

Gallup’s analysis found that many stereotypes about the LGBT population should be challenged:

This initial analysis reveals new insights into the composition of the LGBT community in the U.S. In particular, the findings challenge both media and cultural stereotypes to reveal that the LGBT population is in a number of ways not that different from the broader U.S. population.