New Gallup Survey On Gays

In the largest and most accurate (margin of error 1%) survey of its kind, Gallup finds that 3.4 % of U.S. adults identify as LGBT.

That's not so surprising; but lots of other things in the poll do surprise me.

For example, the LGBT community is neither rich nor well-educated.
the Gallup survey found that identification as LGBT is highest among Americans with the lowest levels of education. Among those with a high school education or less, 3.5 percent identify as LGBT, compared with 2.8 percent of those with a college degree and 3.2 percent of those with postgraduate education.
A similar pattern was found regarding income groups. More than 5 percent of those with annual incomes of less than $24,000 identify as LGBT, compared to 2.8 percent of those making more than $60,000 a year.
Among those who report income, about 16 percent of LGBT individuals have incomes above $90,000 per year, compared with 21 percent of the overall adult population, the Gallup survey found. It said 35 percent of those who identify as LGBT report incomes of less than $24,000 a year, compared to 24 percent for the population in general.
Higher percentages of blacks, hispanics and asians are gay than whites. (Roughly 4% for minorities vs. 3.2% for whites.)

Also, there are more lesbians than gay men (which I've long suspected for complicated reasons, but it's not what we see on tv or the news) and  WAY more young LGBTs than older ones (although the study acknowledges it can't acount for folks who don't want to acknowledge their orientation to a pollster, so it's hard to say whether a more permissive culture encourages homosexuality or whether younger folks are more comfortable admitting it.)