New Study Says 1 in 5 Young Adults Say They're Not Straight

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday June 9, 2021

New Study Says 1 in 5 Young Adults Say They're Not Straight
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A global study conducted by Ipsos, reportedly conducted in 27 countries, found that 1 in 5 young adults are not straight, NBC News reported.

"The results, released Wednesday, are based on internet surveys of more than 19,000 people in 27 countries ages 16 or 18 (depending on the country) to 74. The surveys were conducted in the languages of each country," NBC reports. "Respondents in Generation Z, which includes people born after 1997, were nearly four times as likely than those over 40 (4 percent compared to 1 percent) to identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, gender-fluid or 'in another way.'"

Accordingly, the young adult age group is also most likely to "identify as something other than heterosexual."

"9 percent of respondents identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual or asexual; for Generation Z, the figure doubles to 18 percent," the survey said, NBC reports.

The phenomenon of a queerer more sexually fluid generation isn't necessarily new. Last yar, a Gallup found 5.6 percent of U.S. respondents "overall identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, while 16 percent of those in Generation Z reported being LGBTQ."

The Ipsos survey says that it does not claim to be representative of all countries. You can read the full results of the survey here.

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