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43% Bi?

Online opinion polling company YouGov have published research conducted in the last week into sex and sexuality.

They found 43% of under 25s when requested to place themselves on a sexuality scale from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) put themselves somewhere in between, between 1 and 5.

6% associated with under 25s rated themselves a 6.

Across the population as a whole, 76% placed themselves like a 0 or 6 on the scale (72% straight, 4% gay). 24% find themselves somewhere in between, with more individuals toward the lower numbers.

The survey also found one within five lesbian or gay individuals, and three in ten heterosexual people, still think there is no this kind of thing as bisexuality and everyone is really either gay or directly.

Respondents who preferred not to categorise themselves as gay and lesbian, straight, or bi, lay in the middle of a Kinsey scale. On this 0 (exclusively straight) – to – 6 (exclusively gay) scale associated with sexual attraction, the unlabelled ranked themselves as 2, 3 or 4. The particular comparative acceptance of gay and straight identities, combined with social stigma associated with identifying as bisexual might be behind this.

one, 632 people took part within the survey over 13-14 August, which has been weighted for demographics including how people voted in the 2015 Common Election. Lib Dem voters (65% scoring themselves “ 0” ) were most likely to identify as bisexual / other, and UKIP voters (85% “ 0” ) were least likely to identify as bi.

 

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