As this #HotGirlSummer reaches its peak, recent research has found that a growing number of black women are identifying as bisexual.
The General Social Survey recently released its series of charts showing the social changes in the United States over the last ten years. The social scientists conduct the survey every couple of years that includes questions on a variety of topics including race relations, drug use, and sexual identity.
The survey shows that the number of women who identify as bisexual has been on a steady increase over the past decade when compared to others in the LGBT community.
But in the most recent survey, it showed that 23% of Black women in the 18 to 34 age group identified as bisexual – a percentage that’s nearly three times higher than it was a decade ago.
Researchers found that of all of the women who responded to the 2018 survey, more than 1 in 18 identified as bisexual. A drastic change from the 1 in 65 who did ten years ago. The survey also shows that the most dramatic shift is among young women between the ages of 18-34. There were more than twice as many young female bisexuals as there were young lesbians, gay men and bisexual men combined.
No word on what is causing the increasing trend among Black women, or if the #HotGirlSummer is to blame.
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