A poll issued by YouGov analyzing 1,000 respondents revealed that 31 percent of young Americans, those under the age of 30, are bisexual. It seems a vast majority of under-30s do not identify as 100 percent heterosexual on the 0 to 6 point “Kinsey scale.” The YouGov poll was inspired by an initial British initiative.
Britan-based young adults have been even more fluid than Americans, as approximately 50 percent of the Britons said they identified as somewhat bisexual.
Alfred Kinsey came up with the scale in the 1940s, which was intended for people to rate their sexual preferences on a scale from 0 to 6. Rating 0 meant that the respondents were exclusively heterosexual, whereas 6 meant exclusively homosexual. So it seems that the survey pointed out that 1 in 3 young Americans are not 100 percent straight. However, many heterosexual American adults admitted to having been involved in some gay sexual experiences.
Moreover, 12 percent of Americans responded they had a same-sex experience, whereas 15 percent of women who identified as straight also had at least one lesbian experience.
The poll showed that 78 percent of Americans claimed that they are exclusively heterosexual, 4 percent responded that they were exclusively homosexual, and 16 percent of adults said that they were something in between, respectively.
3 percent of those surveyed said they identified as completely homosexual and another 3 percent responded they were in the middle. 10 percent responded their sexual disposition was rather heterosexual than homosexual.
Moreover, young Americans under the age of 30 prefer not to be labeled, in comparison to their elders, while 29 percent claim they are bisexual. On the other hand, 80 percent of all American adult respondents said they were either completely heterosexual or homosexual, whereas expressly 66 percent of under-30s responded in the same way.
The fluidity of American adults’ sexual attractions depends on age, as it was pointed out that the older someone got, the less they would feel attracted to the same gender. According to statistics, this means that 24 percent of people aged 30 to 44 said they had bisexual inclinations, in comparison to approximately 8 percent of those over 45 years of age.
It could be finally pointed out that due to society becoming more sexually liberal in the 70s and 80s, it would be understandable how bisexuality and sexual fluidity were no longer taboo subjects at the present time.
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