Chart of the day: less than half of teens are totally straight

A study released by the J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group indicated that 48% of “Gen Z” (13-20 year olds) identified as completely heterosexual compared to 65% of millennials.

Originally covered by Broadly, this study showed Gen Z-ers identifying their sexuality along a spectrum modeled after the Kinsey Scale: 0 for totally straight and 6 for totally gay. Most Gen Z-ers placed themselves between 1-6. Though the plurality identified as completely hetersexual, seeing young people claiming their sexuality to this degree is pretty cool. Check out the chart, pulled directly from the study, for yourself:

My favorite part was that 56% of this group knew someone who used gender neutral pronouns. This is awesome!

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Katie Barnes (they/them/their) is a pop-culture obsessed activist and writer. While at St. Olaf College studying History and (oddly) Russian (among other things), Katie fell in love with politics, and doing the hard work in the hard places. A retired fanfiction writer, Katie now actually enjoys writing with their name attached. Katie actually loves cornfields, and thinks there is nothing better than a summer night's drive through the Indiana countryside. They love basketball and are a huge fan of the UConn women's team. When not fighting the good fight, you can usually find Katie watching sports, writing, or reading a good book.

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