A new Gallup survey shows the LGBT community is only about 3.4
percent of the U.S. population -- a much smaller percentage than
that community typically claims.
Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research
Council (FRC), tells OneNewsNow Gallup touts the study as the largest ever on the topic. Sprigg
says the findings reflect negatively on the homosexual activist
"It yet again debunks the
myth of ten percent of the population being gay, which is the
figure that's traditionally been thrown around by people within the
homosexual movement," Sprigg notes. "Again, only about a third of
that many actually identify that way."
A Gallup poll a year ago asked the general
public to estimate the size of the LGBT community in the U.S., and
they put it at 24.6 percent -- about seven-times more than the
number reflected in the latest survey.
The FRC senior fellow concludes that homosexual activists have
done a good job at public relations.
"They've done a spectacular PR job and propaganda job in terms
of making it look as though homosexuality is pervasive when
actually it's quite a small population," he states.
A variety of studies have been conducted on this issue, all of
which reveal that the number of people who identify as homosexual
is actually quite small. For example, one figures that only 1.7 percent of the population is
lesbian, "gay," bisexual or transsexual.
A retired Army chaplain says homosexual sailors have been able
to choose their bunkmates on board Navy ships as a consequence of
the repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the