Study: People reluctant to reveal sexual orientation, anti-gay views

Woman filling out a surveyBY STEVE WILLIAMS

A new study suggests that people are are unwilling to report their sexual orientation during national surveys. Similarly, the analysis found that people who hold anti-gay views may be unwilling to say how they really feel about gay people. Why is this, and why is it important?

The study, conducted by researchers from Ohio State and Boston Universities, aimed at seeing just how large a bias there is in national research polls where, it is believed, respondents will often give what they perceive as socially acceptable answers.


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