The US Government released data that shows 2.3% of American adults being either bisexual or gay. Most men and women in these groups report self-destructive habits and serious anxiety.
The 2014 National Health Interview Survey is the first ever to ask questions about sexual orientation besides health habits. Over 34,500 US citizens over 18 were questions.
Two times more women than men were identified as being bisexual as 0.9 percent of the female respondents acknowledging that they were currently attracted to both men and women. The bisexual women were also the ones that were 2 times more likely to have serious anxiety than all other groups in the survey. 11 percent of them were distressed in the past 30 days.
Bisexual gay men were shown to take more HIV tests and exercise more.
According to lead survey author and CDC health statistician, Brian Ward:
“The difference went both ways, and it depends on the specific indicator that you were looking at.”
The differences between this survey and others done on sexual and health orientation were not large, most data being on par with what was noticed till now.