LGBT Americans Still Skew Democratic and Liberal

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender remain significantly more likely than non-LGBT Americans to identify as Democrats. More than six in 10 LGBT Americans identify as Democrats or are Democratic-leaning independents, while 21% identify with or lean toward the Republican Party. Non-LGBT Americans are more evenly divided in their politics, tilting just slightly more Democratic than Republican.

The political orientation of LGBT individuals is virtually unchanged since Gallup’s June-September 2012 report, when 21% identified as Republicans, and 65% as Democrats.

These results are based on 88,802 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted between Jan. 2 and June 30, 2014. In this period, 3.6% of adults who were asked the political questions identified themselves as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.” Self-reported LGBT status has been generally stable in Gallup polling since October 2012, when 3.4% of all adults identified as LGBT.

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