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    In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    I say "...in your estimation" because, as someone else said in another thread, not all gay people are willing to admit it (for reasons of their own), so the best stats we have are most likely incomplete.

    Note also, bi-sexual, bi-curious, etc., are not included in the question. Straight (pun only slightly intended ) gay only.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    the figure can change over time. now? small.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the figure can change over time. now? small.
    Would it? I would think that it'd remain relatively constant over time. Barring unnatural outside influences.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    It does not matter how small of a percentage of the population is gay, no matter what the real number is there is no reason to consider them less.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    You left off the option of 100%.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    It does not matter how small of a percentage of the population is gay, no matter what the real number is there is no reason to consider them less.
    I don't get the impression that radcen considers them less. I've never seen evidence that he has any issues at all with a person's sexual preference. If I were to guess, I'd think it's purely a matter of curiosity.

    Based on my observation, I'd say the percentage is very low, but maybe that's just because of my particular location and environment. My guess would be in the 3-5% range.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't get the impression that Radcen considers them less. I've never seen evidence that he has any issues at all with a person's sexual preference. If I were to guess, I'd think it's purely a matter of curiosity.

    Based on my observation, I'd say the percentage is very low, but maybe that's just because of my particular location and environment. My guess would be in the 3-5% range.
    Based on my observation, every time the question is asked it becomes a precursor to suggesting gays and lesbians are less relevant.

    I've seen sources put the number as low as 1%-2%, but could would not care if it is even as low as 0.5%. The conversation does not change for me in that there is no real reason to suggest they are less.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    2 to 10 %. Best guess maybe 2 to 5 %, but even that is a guess.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Under 2%

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the figure can change over time. now? small.
    We do not even know what determines orientation at the current time. Without knowing that, we cannot know if the figure changes over time.
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