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Poll shows the public has a greatly inflated view of LGBT numbers

Poll shows the public has a greatly inflated view of LGBT numbers
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ET staff writer
ET staff writer
28 June, 2022 1 min read

A survey for the Campaign for Common Sense has found that the British public hugely overestimates the size of the LGBT community.

The pollster YouGov surveyed 1,800 people, asking them to estimate how many people are transgender. The British public thought it was about 5 per cent of the population, but in reality it is somewhere between 0.3 per cent and 0.7 per cent.

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