A survey, carried out in partnership with Foundations of Freedom, asked young Americans to choose a self-description, with over two-thirds of those aged 18-24 saying they were lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer.
“The proportion of young adults who identify as LGBTQ is roughly three times the proportion identified among the combined older adults of the nation,” states the Foundations of Freedom report.
“Given the moral and political implications of such an identity, that self-characterization alone raises a range of emotional challenges.”
In addition, 25 per cent of Americans aged 25 to 37 also identified as LGBTQ.
A previous poll by Gallup found that 5.6 per cent of all adult Americans now identify as LGBTQ, up from 4.5 per cent in 2017.