Only one adult in 100 is a homosexual, according to new figures which cast doubt on the amount of public money currently being lavished on the homosexual agenda.
The figures, from a vast survey of almost half a million adults carried out by the Office for National Statistics, also revealed that over 70 per cent of the population identify themselves as Christian.
The Integrated Household Survey, which analysed the responses of almost 450,000 adults, showed that just one per cent of the UK’s population are homosexuals, and just 0.5 per cent are bisexuals.
These numbers are far lower than the figures which the Government has previously used to calculate how much public money should be used to advance pro-homosexual policies, prompting concern about the proper use of taxpayers’ money.
Researchers have previously claimed that between six and ten per cent of the population have had homosexual experiences.
And in 2003 the Labour Government endorsed figures from Stonewall, a homosexual campaign group, which claimed that between five and seven per cent of the adult population was homosexual.
Mike Judge, Head of Communications at The Christian Institute, said: “A large amount of public money has been spent on the basis of higher figures, which have turned out to be a lie.”
And Philip Davies MP said: “An awful lot of focus in diversity issues is given to people’s sexual preference and this difference is not as widespread as believed.”
The study also found that 94.8 per cent of the respondents identified themselves as being heterosexuals.
But Ben Summerskill, from the homosexual campaign group Stonewall, claimed that homosexuals may have been reluctant to answer questions about their sexuality.
The survey also showed that 71.4 per cent of the population would identify themselves as Christian, and in contrast only 20.5 per cent said they had no religion.
A spokesman for the Church of England welcomed the figures saying: “The results of the survey confirm just how important a part of British society the Christian faith is.
“The figures back up the results of the last national census and the latest research on church attendance showing that any decline there has been has bottomed out.”
Earlier this week it was revealed that changing the definition of marriage and enforcing it throughout the nation had become official Liberal Democrat policy following a vote at their annual conference.
The Lib Dem plan involves legalising homosexual marriage and would also allow heterosexuals to enter civil partnerships – a move that could cost £5 billion to implement.
The motion was passed by a significant majority although a handful of members said it was a step too far and risked losing the party voters.
Earlier this year figures revealed that the number of civil partnerships being registered annually had fallen and dissolutions had almost doubled.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that during 2009 6,281 civil partnerships were formed in the UK, a 12 per cent reduction from 2008 when there were 7,169.
The figures demonstrated the continuous decline of the controversial unions since they were introduced in December 2005.
And they suggested that the Government’s original prediction of 62,000 civil partnerships being formed in the first five years was wildly exaggerated.
In 2007 there were 8,728 civil partnerships, a 46 per cent reduction from 2006 when there were 16,106 registrations.
These figures raise the total number of UK civil partnerships to 40,237 since the law entered the statute book.
The official stats also revealed that last year 351 civil partnerships were dissolved.
This is almost double the number recorded for the previous year when there were 180, and in 2007 there were just 41.