This report references studies from the s to present day. Pleaes note that some of the older information has been superceded by more recent studies, and is included here as an historical document. This summary sheet is not intended to be a comparative analysis or recommendation of the studies referenced. Studies often differ sharply in: 1 definitions; 2 methodology; 3 response rates.
S ome of us can easily describe ourselves as gay, straight or bisexual, but other people find these static labels inadequate. A recent YouGov survey found that almost half of young people aged between 18 and 24 in the UK do not consider themselves exclusively gay or straight. Zero represents exclusively heterosexual, three equally heterosexual and homosexual, and six exclusively homosexual. We asked people to tell us about their sexual preferences, history, behaviour, thoughts and beliefs, and then asked them to plot themselves on the Kinseyscale. I have lots of homosexual friends and have experienced flirtations and attraction to the same gender. But when it comes to sexual desire, I have no doubts who I prefer.
The question s are embedded in the Adult Selected Items ASI section, which also includes questions about computer use, satisfaction with health care, neighborhood tenure, neighborhood attachment, financial worries, sleep, HIV testing, and psychological distress. The sexual orientation question battery in the and NHIS consisted of four cascading questions: the main question and three follow-up questions. Beginning in , only the main question has been asked. Consistent with the administration of other potentially sensitive NHIS questions, flashcards listing the response options are employed to administer the sexual orientation questions in the face-to-face interview. If the interview is conducted by telephone, the interviewer reads the question and the response options.
Please leave empty:. The opposite sex. I tend to go for personality more than gender.