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My preliminary research indicates that for every 20 percentage points of support for gay marriage about one-and-a-half times as many men from that state will identify openly as gay on Facebook.
In a perfectly tolerant world, my model estimates that about 5 percent of men in the United States would say they were interested in men.
Using surveys, social networks, pornographic searches and dating sites, I recently studied evidence on the number of gay men.
The data used in this analysis is available in highly aggregated form only and can be downloaded from publicly accessible sites.
These would include searches for such terms as “gay porn” or “Rocket Tube,” a popular gay pornographic site. The advantage of this data source, of course, is that most men are making these searches in private.
(Women search, too, but in much smaller numbers.) While tolerant states have a slightly higher percentage of these searches, roughly 5 percent of pornographic searches are looking for depictions of gay men in all states.
Additional evidence that suggests that many gay men in intolerant states are deeply in the closet comes from a surprising source: the Google searches of married women.
It turns out that wives suspect their husbands of being gay rather frequently.
We can approach the question of whether intolerant areas actually have fewer gay men another way, too, by estimating the percent of searches for pornography that are looking for depictions of gay men.
Gay men are half as likely as straight men to acknowledge their sexuality on social networks.
More than one quarter of gay men hide their sexuality from anonymous surveys.
In the United States, of all Google searches that begin “Is my husband...,” the most common word to follow is “gay.” “Gay” is 10 percent more common in such searches than the second-place word, “cheating.” It is 8 times more common than “an alcoholic” and 10 times more common than “depressed.” Searches questioning a husband’s sexuality are far more common in the least tolerant states.
The states with the highest percentage of women asking this question are South Carolina and Louisiana.
I analyzed ads for males looking for “casual encounters.” The percentage of these ads that are seeking casual encounters with men tends to be larger in less tolerant states.