Monday, February 18, 2013

LGBT Gallup Map

I saw this the other day and thought it was interesting. It's a graphic display of Gallup's recent poll breaking down LGBT populations at the state level. Discounting the usual problems with response bias with these types of polls, it seems fairly useful. The disparity of LGBT populations is interesting. The article briefly discusses possible reasons for these geographic differences, including pressure to stay closeted and the migration of LGBT persons to friendlier cities/states. Although just a guess, those social acceptance reasons do seem to make sense intuitively.

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