The demographics of sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States have been studied in the social sciences in recent decades. A Gallup poll concluded that 4. Studies from several nations, including the U.
He is serving as media coordinator for Our Families Count and is working with Che to promote the effort nationwide. Che Ruddell-Tabisola: In the past few years, many leaders in the community and academia saw the tremendous potential for the Census. We saw its overriding value to LGBT visibility and inclusion.
At FiveThirtyEight, we use census data all the time to track demographic and social trends, from the aging of the U. But the census not only reveals societal changes, it responds to them. We first looked at how the census counts Arab Americans.
Press release announcing the census option, "unmarried partner," and guidance on how to answer the question. February 27, It has been viewed times, with 11 in the last month. More information about this text can be viewed below.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in Washington, D. Census Bureau is testing new marriage and relationship questions on its surveys in hopes of producing more accurate numbers in the next few years. There is intense interest in the numbers and characteristics of same-sex married couples, as a growing number of states have legalized same-sex marriage and the federal government—reacting to a Supreme Court ruling last year —has expanded the rights of those couples.
But beyond stereotypes, what do we know about real-life homosexuals? Researchers Gary Gates, of the Urban Institute, and Seth Sanders, of the University of Maryland, have spent years mining standard data sources including the census long form for insights into the gay and lesbian population in the United States. The trickiest part of doing this research, they say, is defining homosexuality.
Hansi Lo Wang. For the census, couples living together will be asked to define their relationship to their partners in a new way — "same-sex" or "opposite-sex"? The new response categories for the relationship question come after Census Bureau researchers found that using the terms "same-sex" and "opposite-sex" on the census form could improve the federal government's estimates of how many same-sex couples are living in the U.
CNN -- Peter Dziedzic and his husband, Jay Judas, aren't quite sure yet which of them will be designated the head of household when they fill out the census form in April. Both are employed and make about the same amount of money, Dziedzic, 32, of Boston, Massachusetts, explained recently. Regardless of who fills out the census form, the Census Bureau will report their response as a married same-sex couple without changing it.
Inthe Census Bureau changed "married" same-sex couples to "unmarried partners. This time around, at the direction of the Obama administration, the Census Bureau is reversing itself. When census forms begin arriving in Portlanders' mailboxes this week, it will be the first year that people who identify as part of a same-sex marriage can actually check "married," regardless of whether they're legally married or not.
Click here for state-level reports, including data and maps from Census For two decades, San Francisco, Austin and Seattle residents have been among the most likely in the country to report that they are part of a same-sex couple or are LGBT. This report analyzes data from a Gallup ranking of the 50 most populous U.