The Size of the Lgbt Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated

@article{Coffman2017TheSO,
  title={The Size of the Lgbt Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated},
  author={Katherine Baldiga Coffman and Lucas C. Coffman and Keith M. Marzilli Ericson},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2017}
}
We demonstrate that widely used measures of antigay sentiment and the size of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population are misestimated, likely substantially. In a series of online experiments using a large and diverse but nonrepresentative sample, we compare estimates from the standard methodology of asking sensitive questions to measures from a “veiled” methodology that precludes inference about an individual but provides population estimates. The veiled method increased… Expand

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