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Composition of the United States Population

From the 2010 census:

Non-Hispanic whites: 63%

Black and African Americans: 12.4%

Hispanic or Latinos: 18.3%

Asian Americans: 6%

American Indians / Alaskan Natives: 0.8%

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders: 0.1%

Middle Easterners and North Africans: 0.6%

Self-identified multiracial Americans: 2.3%

Here's the only statistics I could find for gay/Lesbians that aren't lumped into "LGBT" (from UCLA School of Law, for some reason, April 2011):

An estimated 3.5% of adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and an estimated 0.3% of adults are transgender.

This implies that there are approximately 9 million LGBT Americans, a figure roughly equivalent to the population of New Jersey.

Among adults who identify as LGB, bisexuals comprise a slight majority (1.8% compared to 1.7% who identify as lesbian or gay).

Women are substantially more likely than men to identify as bisexual. Bisexuals comprise more than half of the lesbian and bisexual population among women in eight of the nine surveys considered in the brief. Conversely, gay men comprise substantially more than half of gay and bisexual men in seven of the nine surveys.

Estimates of those who report any lifetime same-sex sexual behavior and any same-sex sexual attraction are substantially higher than estimates of those who identify as LGB. An estimated 19 million Americans (8.2%) report that they have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior and nearly 25.6 million Americans (11%) acknowledge at least some same-sex sexual attraction.

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by Anonymousreply 707/01/2020

I thought these numbers were interesting because of the representation of each culture in the media and films/TV/books. It seems somewhat unbalanced currently.

by Anonymousreply 106/30/2020

Thank you OP. I've needed this update.

by Anonymousreply 206/30/2020

If we keep dividing ourselves into arbitrary categories, and judging the worth of people by irrelevant characteristics, it is going to make it difficult to achieve everyone's goal of a peaceful society where people are evaluated solely on the content of their character.

by Anonymousreply 306/30/2020

R3 that's a very noble and totally unattainable (at least for the foreseeable future) aspiration, but race and culture are important factors in all sorts of statistics and you can derive useful information from the numbers, in the meantime. They definitely are not irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 406/30/2020


by Anonymousreply 506/30/2020

Obvious bait troll thread.


by Anonymousreply 607/01/2020

That's rich coming from you, r6. Go back to ranting about radfems and women in the trans threads, like you do all day.

by Anonymousreply 707/01/2020
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