Historical estimates have ranged from 2 percent to 10 percent. Ten is what most activists lock onto, it's the number that pops up in my head.
Notoriously, men are not so forthcoming about their homosexual attraction. With that in mind, how on earth are we supposed to get any data? However, someone tried to pull information off of facebook and google and created this essay published recently in the New York Times.
Here is a little map he created as well, indicating the states that are most "closeted". His stats indicate that men are More likely to "come out" in a state that is more tolerant of gays.
I read his article and had a few moments where I looked at things differently. The take-away for me was this: "There is, in other words, a huge amount of secret suffering in the United States that can be directly attributed to intolerance of homosexuality."
Interesting, isn't it? "There is a huge amount of secret suffering in the United States that can be directly attributed to intolerance..."