By the numbers

What does the LGBTQ+ population look like in the U.S. today? Each year, Gallup conducts a survey of U.S. adults to determine the percentage of persons identifying within the LGBTQ+ community. In 2022, for the first time ever, the survey recoded the identities of persons who identify beyond the traditional lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender labels, with the most prevalent identities beyond those 4 being queer, pansexual and asexual.

Explore the findings from the 2022 Gallup survey to learn more about the findings, including the overall percentage of U.S. adults who identify as LGBTQ+, how the numbers differ across generations, and what the most prevalent LGBTQ+ identities are today. The results may surprise you.

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U.S. LGBT Identification


Jones, Jeffrey M. (2023, February 22). U.S. LGBT Identification Steady at 7.2%. Gallup.

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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