A Government survey has revealed that just one in every 100 people in the UK describes themselves as homosexual.
In the survey of 4,000 people conducted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) the vast majority (94.4 per cent) said they were heterosexual. Under one per cent said they were ‘bisexual’ and three per cent did not give an answer.
Statisticians took two years to decide how to phrase the question in order to get the most accurate result. Despite this, ONS has claimed its results are “not a reliable estimate” of the homosexual population.
Dismissing the latest ONS findings gay activist, Ben Summerskill, still insists the figure is nearer 6 per cent. He said: “There are sensible reasons for putting this question, but if you don’t explain the reasons on the doorstep then people will get anxious and wonder why the man from the ministry is asking about their private life.”
The last Census, the most comprehensive survey of the UK population, appears to confirm there are fewer homosexuals than many people are led to believe. It found there are fewer than 40,000 same-sex households in England and Wales, representing less than 0.2% of all households.