Born gay: More Americans believe sexual identity determined at birth

Baby holding rainbow Pride flagBY STEVE WILLIAMS

More Americans than ever believe gay and lesbian identity is something you’re born with, according to new polling data from Gallup.

In its annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 2-7, Gallup asked a random sample of 1,535 adults aged 18 and older from across all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia:

“In your view, is being gay or lesbian something a person is born with or due to factors such as upbringing and environment?”


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