posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 02:09 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted. I searched ATS.
This is a YouGuv poll (1632 respondents) from August 2015 who were asked to rate themselves on the Kinsey Scale.
72% of adults chose 0 (exclusively heterosexual) with just 23% differing.
4% ranked themselves as exclusively homosexual, with 19% identifying as somewhere on the spectrum in between the two.
Among 18-24 year olds the figures are surprisingly different.
46% of young people would rank themselves as 0 (exclusively heterosexual) compared to 49% who picked another option.
The sharp increase is not due to respondents identifying themselves as exclusively homosexual. Only 6% identified as being this.
The next chart shows that generationally, the biggest difference is from the over-65s. 89% identify as either exclusively homosexual or
Just 7% of over 65s rank themselves somewhere between the two on a scale which may show how much the concept of fluid sexuality has grown in modern
"Clearly, these figures are not measures of active bisexuality - overall, 89% of the population describes themselves as heterosexual - but putting
yourself at level 1 allows for the possibility of homosexual feelings and experiences. More than anything, it indicates an increasingly open minded
approach to sexuality. In a further set of questions asking if respondents could conceivably be attracted to, have sex with or have a relationship
with someone of the same sex (if the right person came along at the right time), level 1s were at least 35% more likely to say they could than level
Obviously a small sample size cannot be representative of the UK population but I am quite surprised to see a marked change in one/two generations
within this sample size.
edit on 20-12-2015 by deliberator because: (no reason given)