1 in....?

Penumbra's picture

Hey everyone, I was just wondering...
what is the average ratio of gay/bi people to straight?
I've heard 1:10 and 1:20, but I'm not sure which one is more correct.
Anyone know?

Daisy's picture

I've always heard that it's a

I've always heard that it's about 1 in 10, but it might be more like, say, 1 in 13.

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wild-blue-yonder's picture

good question...

The problem is it's so hard to get some people to admit if they're gay or bi, it's impossible to get an accurate ratio. 1:10 is just an estimate. I agree with Daisy, I think 1:13 sounds good, like an average of all the ones I've heard/read.

QuakerOats's picture

1 in 10. you could check out

1 in 10. you could check out the Kinsey research at their website.

Paladin's picture

Actually, Kinsey would have s

Actually, Kinsey would have said 1 in 3 guys had some homosexual experience. But it's now believed that his sampling technique was flawed.

In Australia, it's about 1 in 6.


micky's picture

1 in 6?

i wish.


Paladin's picture

I remember reading article so

I remember reading this article some years ago. 17% corresponds to about 1 in 6. Actually, now that I read it, Americans are also supposed to be 1 in 6.

Hmm... I think their methodology is a little biased, given that it was an online survey and it was Durex who did it. Don't suppose Durex wold be too popular among Catholics, to say the least.


micky's picture

too many confounding variable

too many confounding variables to be anywhere near accurate...


rowie's picture

its supposedly 1 in 10 but id

its supposedly 1 in 10 but id love to know the real, no denial/lies/biased ratio - i bet its higher. as for out gay people (well, adults) id say probably more like 1 in 12

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