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Digital Divide: Lesbians and Gay Men Read Blogs More Than Heterosexuals

May 1, 2008

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In a survey from Harris Interactive, just over half of gay and lesbian respondents reported reading some type of blog, compared to 36 percent of heterosexual adults.

Click on this. Lesbian and gay adults are reading more blogs than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a national survey conducted (where else?) online in March.

In the survey from Harris Interactive, just over half of the gay and lesbian respondents reported reading some type of blog, compared to 36 percent of heterosexual adults. Of the 2,733 adults ages 18 and over who participated in the survey, 13 percent self-identified as gay or lesbian.

Popular reads for gay men and lesbians include news and current events blogs, entertainment and pop culture blogs and, given the 2008 presidential election, political blogs.

In addition to reading blogs more than heterosexuals, the lesbians and gay men surveyed also reported higher rates of commenting on blogs and even writing them. Some 27 percent of gay and lesbian adults said they posted a comment on a blog in the last month, compared to 13 percent of heterosexuals. And 21 percent of gay and lesbian respondents reported that they had written a personal blog in the last month, compared to 7 percent of heterosexuals.

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