Table 1

Patterns of sexual identity mobility

Sexual Identity at T + 1
Sexual Identity at T➔ Heterosexual (21,433; 94.0%)➔ Gay or Lesbian (305; 1.4%)➔ Bisexual (243; 1.3%)➔ Other (118; 0.8%)➔ Prefer Not to Say (574; 2.5%)% of All Respondents Who Moved Out of Category From T to T + 1% of All Respondents Who Moved Into Category From T to T + 1
Heterosexual (21,388; 94.2%) 96.7 0.2 0.8 0.6 1.7 3.1 2.8 
Gay or Lesbian (278; 1.3%) 8.6 83.9 2.1 1.9 3.6 0.2 0.4 
Bisexual (212; 1.1%) 44.0 5.4 43.2 2.4 5.1 0.5 0.9 
Other (190; 0.8%) 69.6 4.2 1.4 14.6 10.3 0.7 0.7 
Prefer Not to Say (605; 2.6%) 62.2 3.9 3.2 3.6 27.1 2.0 1.8 
Sexual Identity at T + 1
Sexual Identity at T➔ Heterosexual (21,433; 94.0%)➔ Gay or Lesbian (305; 1.4%)➔ Bisexual (243; 1.3%)➔ Other (118; 0.8%)➔ Prefer Not to Say (574; 2.5%)% of All Respondents Who Moved Out of Category From T to T + 1% of All Respondents Who Moved Into Category From T to T + 1
Heterosexual (21,388; 94.2%) 96.7 0.2 0.8 0.6 1.7 3.1 2.8 
Gay or Lesbian (278; 1.3%) 8.6 83.9 2.1 1.9 3.6 0.2 0.4 
Bisexual (212; 1.1%) 44.0 5.4 43.2 2.4 5.1 0.5 0.9 
Other (190; 0.8%) 69.6 4.2 1.4 14.6 10.3 0.7 0.7 
Prefer Not to Say (605; 2.6%) 62.2 3.9 3.2 3.6 27.1 2.0 1.8 

Notes: N = 22,673 respondents, each observed twice. T = Wave 3 (2011–2013). T + 1 = Wave 9 (2017–2019). Row percentages are reported in the cross-tabulation of mobility patterns (i.e., columns 1–5), which may not add up to 100% because of rounding. Data are weighted statistics with unweighted sample sizes. Figures in parentheses are the n and corresponding percentage of each subgroup (n; %). The total percentages of respondents moving out of and moving into categories may not match exactly owing to rounding, and 6.6% of all respondents changed their sexual identity reports between T and T + 1.

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