Thursday, 6 January 2011

One per cent of Ghanaians are gay or lesbian..

More than 200,000 people or one percent of Ghana's adult population regard themselves as gay or lesbian according to a study. The data has been collected by the Ghana Household Survey (GHS).

100,000 individual respondents to the survey provided the biggest pool of Ghana social data after the national census, the statistics service said.

95 per cent of adults identify themselves as heterosexual/straight, while just one percent of adults see themselves as gay or lesbian. Another 0.5 per cent of adults said they are bisexual and a similar proportion described their sexuality as 'other'. Just under 3 per cent of adults responded "don't know" or refused to answer the question. Fewer than one per cent of respondents provided no response.

The highest proportion of adults who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual were in Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi with the lowest found in Tamale.

Taken from here.
For more on homosexuality in Ghana click here.


Mimi said...

Oh , lol. I couldn't help but burst out laughing at this, only because all the Ghanaians I know would swear up and down that it's not true. Thanks for posting!

Peter Leeson said...

Similar results were found on a survey in the UK. Considering that the people who did not respond probably did not feel comfortable saying what they considered themselves, and many are still refusing to admit even to themselves, we can probably assume that they are more homo than heterosexual, bringing the statistics up to the 4% that is generally assumed... So no surprises here, the Ghanaians are the same as the rest of us.

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