If this question has been posed on this board before, I apologize, but with statical information constantly changing, I believe this question is worth revisiting.
Believe it or not, there are a good number of people who believe that some 10% of the population is homosexual. Some even believe 20% and upwards! I got into a bit of a heated discussion with someone who disagreed with me on the percentage of gays.
I told him that to the best of my knowledge, it is 3-4% of the general population (actually, I even believe that THAT figure is high.) He asked me what my source was.
I believe the percentages matter in this whole debate, because if, conversely, 96-97% of the population is heterosexual (i.e., straight), it highlights the fact that homosexual orientation truly is an abnormality.
Homosexuality is discussed quite a bit on these boards, and I was hoping that someone more resourceful and experienced in this issue than myself could come up with an accurate stat on percentages. But what matters most to me now is that the source be credible and authoritative (so a statistic produced by Catholics wouldn’t do, as opponents would view it as biased).
Thanks in advance for all respondents!