↓ Skip to main content

Demographic, Psychological, and Social Characteristics of Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in a US Probability Sample

Overview of attention for article published in Sexuality Research & Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, March 2010
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 262)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
3 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

dimensions_citation
133 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
133 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
Title
Demographic, Psychological, and Social Characteristics of Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in a US Probability Sample
Published in
Sexuality Research & Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, March 2010
DOI 10.1007/s13178-010-0017-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gregory M. Herek, Aaron T. Norton, Thomas J. Allen, Charles L. Sims

Abstract

Using data from a US national probability sample of self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults (N = 662), this article reports population parameter estimates for a variety of demographic, psychological, and social variables. Special emphasis is given to information with relevance to public policy and law. Compared with the US adult population, respondents were younger, more highly educated, and less likely to be non-Hispanic White, but differences were observed between gender and sexual orientation groups on all of these variables. Overall, respondents tended to be politically liberal, not highly religious, and supportive of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Women were more likely than men to be in a committed relationship. Virtually all coupled gay men and lesbians had a same-sex partner, whereas the vast majority of coupled bisexuals were in a heterosexual relationship. Compared with bisexuals, gay men and lesbians reported stronger commitment to a sexual-minority identity, greater community identification and involvement, and more extensive disclosure of their sexual orientation to others. Most respondents reported experiencing little or no choice about their sexual orientation. The importance of distinguishing among lesbians, gay men, bisexual women, and bisexual men in behavioral and social research is discussed.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 3 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 133 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 6%
Georgia 1 <1%
Unknown 124 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 25%
Student > Master 27 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 11%
Researcher 13 10%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Other 33 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 45 34%
Psychology 41 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 8%
Unspecified 9 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 5%
Other 21 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 49. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2016.
All research outputs
#312,069
of 12,614,599 outputs
Outputs from Sexuality Research & Social Policy: Journal of NSRC
#11
of 262 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,833
of 190,295 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Sexuality Research & Social Policy: Journal of NSRC
#1
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,614,599 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 262 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 190,295 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 9 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them