CDC Releases Sexual Orientation Survey Results

(Undated) -- Less than three percent of Americans identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, almost 97 percent of all adults label themselves as straight. The survey released Tuesday marks the first time the government has conducted a large-scale analysis of the sexual orientation of Americans. The survey also showed that two-thirds of people identifying themselves as gay had been tested for HIV, as opposed to just 37-percent of the heterosexual respondents.
The results were part of a larger survey used to help determine government funding and research. The poll also deals with other health-related issues like smoking and alcohol use.