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Poll: 31 Percent Of Young Americans Are Not Completely Heterosexual

According to a new poll, 31 percent of Americans between the ages of 18-29 do not identify as exclusively heterosexual on the seven point "Kinsey Scale."

The 0-6 scale, created by sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, has a range of sexual orientation from completely heterosexual (0) to completely homosexual (6).

The YouGov poll found that 78 percent of all Americans are totally heterosexual, but only 64 percent of people between the ages of 18-29 were.

When it comes to bisexuality, 24 percent of Americans, ages 30-44, claim to be on that scale, but only 8 percent (or less) of people over 45 years old would classify themselves that way.

The poll also found that 15 percent of heterosexual women have had sex with a woman, but only eight percent of straight men have been with men.

When the same poll was taken in the U.K. by YouGov, 72 percent of Brits were totally heterosexual, while 19 percent were inbetween homosexual and heterosexual, and 4 percent were completely homosexual.

49 percent of British people, 18-24 years old, were not completely heterosexual.

Sources:, / Photo Credit: greyloch/Flickr


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