Gallup's question does not probe specifically for whether LGBT individuals are lesbian or gay or bisexual or transgender.
The results are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews since Jan. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to Gallup's latest estimate from its June 2016-June 2017 tracking data.
LGBT Americans are still more likely to be married to an opposite-sex spouse (13.1%) than a same-sex spouse (10.2%), but the gap is narrowing.
According to prior research on LGBT identification, roughly half of those who self-identify as LGBT are bisexual, helping explaining the high proportion of LGBT individuals who are married to opposite-sex partners.
About half of the decline in same-sex domestic partnerships can be explained by the increase in same-sex marriages.
The rest of the decline could mean that others formerly in same-sex domestic partnerships may have stopped living together, or no longer consider a same-sex cohabitant as a "partner." As a result of these shifts, Gallup estimates that 61% of same-sex, cohabiting couples in the U. are now married, up from 38% before the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, and 49% one year ago.
In the second year since the ruling, the growth has continued, but at a diminished rate.
This suggests an initial burst in the number of same-sex marriages came in response to the legal changes.
All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting. Sixty-four percent of Americans say same-sex marriages should be recognized as legally valid.
Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 70% cellphone respondents and 30% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Although not meaningfully different from the 61% last year, it is the highest percentage in Gallup's trend dating back to 1996.
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