Dodgy same-sex households stats

From MercatorNet:

How many children are being raised by same-sex parents in the United States at the moment?

(a) 200,000
(b) 1.5 to 5 million
(c) 8 to 10 million
(d) 14 million
(e) 28 million

The correct figure is believed to be 200,000. It is the one mentioned by the US Supreme Court in the majority decision in Obergefell v Hodges which legalised same-sex marriage last year.

However, figures in the millions have been cited by serious legal and social science journals in the recent past. In 2007 journal called Pediatric Nursing estimated that the number of children in same-sex households could be as many as 28 million. This was nearly 40 percent of all American children.

Some scholars have accepted an estimate of 14 million children and have even attributed it to the US Census Bureau.

In an article in the latest issue of the BYU Journal of Public Law*, Professor Walter Schumm, of Kansas State University, examines the incredible range of estimates in 90 law journal articles and 71 social science or medical articles. Only four of the law journal articles and 13 of the social science or medical journal articles carried estimates below 1 million – when the real number was probably one-fifth of that. More.

Reality check: Is there a name for the delusion that causes people to believe that statistics matter in situations like this? One of the nice things about being a Top Person is that one can pay to have statistics manufactured. The rest is just enforcement.

See also: It’s everywhere in science too. Name a popular culture demon and you’ll find a massive bunker against it. A bunker of bunk. For the facts, see whole foods scams, sciencey-sounding bunk about nutrition and debunking the salt demon.

Sometimes it’s serious too. Check out non-replicable cancer treatments. It’s your life. So listen.

  • 3 out 4 Doctors recommend reading BCF every day.

    It’s a fact, a BCF fact.

    • ismiselemeas

      50% of BCF readers are of below average intelligence for BCF readers.

  • ismiselemeas

    In fairness, science doesn’t support or encourage bunk nor does it do the opposite. For example, any studies that support the organic produce industry cannot be scientific because there are currently no scientific studies that demonstrate that organic produce is more beneficial than other types of produce. Fresh orange juice is another niche where science has demonstrated that OJ does more harm than good because of its excessively high caloric content due to sugar compared to the almost zero nutritional value of OJ. Science proves that there is more vitamin C in a single hot chili than in a bag of oranges.
    Canada has some of the loosest labeling regulations in the west. I could market a tractor as an organic egg in Loblaws if I wanted to. If someone is stupid enough to buy it it’s their problem. That’s called the free market.

  • andycanuck

    They created the 10% lie so is it really that unexpected?

  • simus1

    The more freaky households show up, the more slots needed for freaky profs teaching freaky co-parents, freaky teachers, and freaky social workers.

    All good.

  • Gary

    Wynne, Gore, Trudeau and Obama declared co2 a pollutant which pretty well tells you how pathetic their “scientists” are how bad the Public education system is to not teach them how plants and trees produce oxygen from co2 .

    • mauser 98

      and DiCaprio

      …Leo consults global warming experts aboard his Saudi super yacht

  • mauser 98

    a homosexual recruitment program .. fudged figures
    same as global warming…jam it down your throat

  • At least they can’t reproduce.

    • Americadies

      Thankfully AIDs remains incurable.

  • DMB

    Good news for social conservatives and bad news for Wynne and her radical sex education curriculum in that no matter how much she tries to push the gay lifestyle on to people the total number of homosexuals compared to the heterosexual population will always remain stagnate at around 4% of the population.