The percentage of adults in the US who identify as LGBTQ rose slightly year-over-year, to 7.2% last year, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

While that’s only a slight increase from 7.1% in 2021, it’s more than double what it was a decade ago, when Gallup found that just 3.5% of the US population identified as something different from heterosexuality in 2012.

Gallup asked more than 10,000 adults across the country how they identified in phone interviews last year.

For the first time, the organization recorded the identities of LGBTQ people who said they were not lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It found that about 5% of LGBTQ adults identified outside of those terms. Most of them, about 0.1% of all US adults, said they are gay, pansexual, or asexual.

“Queer” is an umbrella term that generally refers to people who are not heterosexual or cisgender, meaning they do not identify with the sex assigned at birth. “Pansexual” means that someone experiences sexual or romantic attraction regardless of sex or gender identity. “Asexual” describes someone who is not sexually attracted to others.

Bisexuals continue to make up the majority of LGBTQ adults, at 58.2% (or 4.2% of all US adults), Gallup found, while 20.2% identify as gay, 13.4% identify as lesbian and 8.8% identify as transgender.

Those who said they were straight or heterosexual made up 86% of respondents, while 7% chose not to answer the question.

Continuing previous trends, Generation Z, or those ages 19-26, are the most likely to identify as LGBTQ, at 19.7%, compared to 11.2% for millennials, who are 27-years-old. and 42 years; 3.3% of Generation X, who are between 43 and 58 years old; 2.7% of Baby Boomers, who are between 59 and 77 years old; and 1.7% of the Silent Generation, aged 78 and over.

Gallup found that younger generations are much more likely to identify as bisexual than older generations. For example, 66% of LGBTQ Gen Zers and 62% of LGBTQ millennials identify as bisexual, compared to 48% of Gen Xers, 26% of baby boomers, and 35% of Gen Xers. the Silent Generation.

LGBTQ respondents from the oldest two generations are more likely to identify as gay (37% of baby boomers and 47% of the silent generation) and lesbian (26% of baby boomers and 12% of the silent generation).

Gallup noted that the proportion of LGBTQ adults in the US is expected to continue to grow, but that growth “depends on younger people entering adulthood in future years remaining much more likely to identify as LGBTQ.” LGBT than your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. grandparents.»