Only half of young people identify as heterosexual, new study finds
A new report on how people view their own sexuality has been published with some interesting trends, specifically to do with younger people.
The main takeaway is that of people in the Generation Z category (18-24), only 54% say that they are exclusively attracted to people of the opposite sex. This further shows that sexuality is seen as far more of a grey area in the younger populations.
The poll, conducted by Ipsos Mori, has that number as 81% for the Baby-boomers (56+), 76% of Generation X (40-55) and lower again for Millennials (25-39) at 66%. Being exclusively straight is clearly a construct that humans are slowly moving away from, opening up to a larger array of attractions.
Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change in people who identify as only interested in members of the same sex. The numbers of gay and lesbians remains roughly the same at about 10% with the changes only specifically eating into the number of people who identify as heterosexual.