Yale freshmen who identify as LGBTQ outnumber those who say they’re conservative

A larger number of Yale University freshmen consider themselves part of the LGBTQ community than those who self-identify as conservatives, according to a new survey. There are 1,578 students in the freshman class at the New Haven, Connecticut school.

More than half of all first-year students took part in a survey that gauged their opinions, interests, and goals, according to the Yale Daily News.

via Daily Mail

Of the 864 respondents, nearly 5 percent identify as gay and just over 9 percent as bisexual or transgender. Just 9 percent said they viewed themselves as ‘somewhat conservative’ while 1 percent said they were ‘very conservative.’

Three percent opted not to answer, and the remaining 8 percent identified as asexual or questioning their sexual orientation.