More women identify as bisexual

Gender breakdown for respondents who identified as bisexual
National Health Interview Survey, 2013. Source: Williams Institute, 2014

In a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) conducted in 2013, 68% of respondents who identified as bisexual were women, while 32% were men. This finding corresponds with the results of other population-based surveys, which consistently find that LGB women are more likely to identify as bisexual, while a majority of LGB men identify as gay.

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Learn more about the data from LGBT population studies from The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender?


Gates, G.J. (2011). How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender? Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

Ward, B. W., Dahlhamer, J. M. Galinsky, A. M., & Joestl, S. S. (2014, July 15). National health statistics report: Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013 (Report No. 77). Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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