The number of women who identify as bisexual has increased in America, while the number of bisexual men stagnates, a study shows.
The recently released 2018 General Social Survey found that 3 percent of the population identifies as bisexual, up from 1 percent in 2008. And according to Quartz, the change has been almost entirely due to the increase in the number of bisexual women.
“As a sexual identity, bisexuality is less studied than it ought to be. But bisexuality has continued to grow and continues to represent a larger number of people’s sexual identities than lesbian and gay combined,” sociologists D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges wrote, according to Quartz. “This is interesting for a number of reasons, but one is that much of the growth in the LGBT community might actually be the result of changes in the population of bisexual identifying people.”
The study also found that there has been an upswing in the number of bisexual women of color, particularly black women.