Census Data for Same Sex Couples
The Census occurs every 10 years, in years ending in zero, to count the population and housing units for the entire United States. Its primary purpose is to provide the population counts that determine how seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned.
Data about same sex couples are available for the U.S., 50 states and the District of Columbia, counties, and subcounty statistical areas (such as zip codes and block groups) from 1990 to the present.
All Census Bureau demographic surveys collect information about same sex couples. The level of detail collected varies, as does the availability of other characteristics of the partners.
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U.S. respondents who favor small businesses not having to serve homosexuals*
*Q: Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing a small business owner in your state to refuse to provide products or services to gay or lesbian people, if doing so violates their religious beliefs?
Opinions of non-LGBTQ adults on companies including LGBTQ representation in advertising in the United States as of December 2019c