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For every people in Britain, just 1 will identify themselves as gay or lesbian according to the latest government statistics. The numbers which include gender, location and age may come as a surprise - but why?

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That number made its way into public assumptions and poor press reporting through the Kinsey Reports, two books written by a zoologist at Indiana University - Sexual Behavior in the Human Male written in and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female Though the reports broke long-held taboos on reporting about sexual orientation, the methodology used by Kinsey quickly came under strong criticism for being extremely unreliable.

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Kinsey ". And yet, many people estimate even higher numbers than Kinsey himself did. On average, respondents guessed that 1 in 4 Americans. So we know lots of people get it wrong, what do the latest statistics say?

While 1. But that trend is reversed when it comes to the identity 'bisexual' - 0.

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The percentage of Britons saying they're gay, lesbian or bisexual is far higher in London than anywhere else in the UK - 2. Those aged between 16 and 24 were by far the most likely to say they were gay, lesbian or bisexual - 2. The more detailed breakdown of responses is revealing - it points to a potential problem with the survey.

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Around seven in 10 of the lesbian, gay or bisexual population are single and have never married or registered a civil partnership, which the ONS said reflected the younger age structure of this population and that legal unions for same-sex couples were relatively new. Massage envy Norwich locations, people in London Now Royal Leamington Spa escort most likely to identify as LGB — at 2.

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