A new poll commissioned by the National Post says that it has finally revealed the "true landscape of gay Canada" with five percent of Canadians identifying as LGBT.
Seems lower than expectations, but the details are interesting regardless (and available after the jump).
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Reports the National Post:
The Forum Research poll, commissioned by the National Post and taken twice in June to confirm its accuracy, found that 5% of Canadians identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. And contrary to the popular wisdom that the same-sex marriage rate is surprisingly low, the poll found that a third of LGBT people say they are in a same-sex marriage.
“Social scientists have never been able to pin down how many Canadians are LGBT, but we believe this is the best estimate to date,” said Lorne Bozinoff, president of the polling firm. “This is something people want to know; they’re curious. And now is the time to measure it: people are less reluctant to answer the question, so we can actually ask it.”
Sizeable portions of respondents who, because of stigma, self-hatred, politics, ideology or lack of interest in labels, don't identify as LGBT publicly makes social polls such as these difficult to conduct scientifically.
(Source and image: National Post)