For example, research shows that direct assessments of same-sex sexual behavior or attraction yield very different and often larger population estimates when compared with estimates of LGBT self-identification. Fifty years after Woodstock became the symbol of s social upheaval, Gallup trends highlight how much has changed in U.
Nationwide, Gallup says, 3. Among whites, illegitimate births rose from two percent of all white births in to 22 percent in -- almost the same fraction that had moved Moynihan to declare the breakdown of the black family in the 's. Klassen's median male flower-child had had six sex partners in his life, a doubling of his pre cohort three partners, see Table Where he was one of only five Asians in his s Klassen et al.
Delaware Valley Quakers and New England Puritans had low rates of percent and percent premarital conceptions, respectively.
Culturally, gay men of color recognized that to be white was to be desirable in the gay community. After all, does postponing pregnancy till you are in your twenties, educated, married, and employed in a nice white-collar job make any sense if all of these hopes are empty ones for an inner-city girl, and the true odds are that you will be just about as uneducated, unemployable, and unmarriageable in your twenties as you were in your teens?
American illegitimacy ratios in the eighteenth century and after the Civil War seem to have been about one or two percent, well below the five or six percent found in England and Wales at the time s Smith, , p. In fact, respondents indicated that men of color who possess more white or European physical features were considered more desirable than those who possessed more stereotypically racial features.