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A new survey conducted by public opinion research firm Gallup has found that 3.4 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
The poll, conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012, asked participants “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” More than 121,000 responses were collected, according to Gallup.
Previous surveys have shown the number of LGBT Americans could be as high as 4 percent. Gallup says this most recent study is the largest such study on record.
Other findings show that women are more likely to be LGBT than men, but only by a slight margin: 3.6 percent of women surveyed identified as LGBT, while only 3.3 percent of men said the same.
Gallup released a new poll today that found a majority of Americans support legalizing same-sex unions. Gallup, which has regularly tracked the issue since the middle of last decade, found that 53 percent of Americans now support marriage equality.
In 2010, Gallup found that only 44 percent of Americans were in favor of such unions.
According to Gallup, only 27 percent of Americans supported legalizing same-sex marriage in 1996. Gallup's findings are in line with recent polls conducted by CNN/Opinion Research and CBS/Washington Post that also found a slim majority of Americans were supportive of same-sex marriage.