The Gallup Organization office in Washington, D.C. The reflection is of the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Americans are massively overestimating the percentage of the population that is homosexual -- a phenomenon that a pro-family activist says plays right into an "information war against the truth."
A Gallup poll released last year revealed that the perception of the American public is that nearly 25 percent of the population is "gay" or lesbian. In a recent article published in The Atlantic magazine, political reporter Garance Franke-Ruta says of those poll results: "Such a misunderstanding of the basic demographics of sexual behavior and identity in America has potentially profound implications for the acceptance of the gay-rights agenda."
"On the one hand, people who overestimate the percent of gay Americans by a factor of 12 seem likely to also wildly overestimate the cultural impact of same-sex marriage," writes Franke-Ruta. "On the other hand, the extraordinary confusion over the percentage of gay people may reflect a triumph of the gay and lesbian movement's decades-long fight against invisibility and the closet.." MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells OneNewsNow the misperception is astounding because the actual figure -- even from many homosexual activist groups -- is more like 1.7 percent as homosexual and another 1.8 percent as bisexual.