Wikipedia claims 8% of Brazil is gay based on bunk study from 2009

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Wikipedia claims 8% of Brazil is gay based on bunk study from 2009

Post by Bbb23sucks » Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:32 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_LGBTQ ... _in_Brazil

Wow, this is one of worst articles I have seen on Wikipedia. At first, it looks undersourced, but it's actually worse than that. The "sources" are just republished versions of the same study. The study is very obscure outside of pop science articles and was probably highly flawed.

A proper study in 2019 found the results you would expect, and that was 10 years later: https://agenciadenoticias.ibge.gov.br/e ... al-in-2019
Among persons aged 18 and over, 94.8% reported being heterosexual; 1.2% homosexual; 0.7% bisexual; 1.1% did not know their sexual orientation; 2.3% did not answer; and 0.1% reported having another sexual orientation.
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Re: Wikipedia claims 8% of Brazil is gay based on bunk study from 2009

Post by boredbird » Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:39 am

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:32 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_LGBTQ ... _in_Brazil

Wow, this is one of worst articles I have seen on Wikipedia. At first, it looks undersourced, but it's actually worse than that. The "sources" are just republished versions of the same study. The study is very obscure outside of pop science articles and was probably highly flawed.
More like 38.15%, in my experience. Damn I love Brazil.

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Re: Wikipedia claims 8% of Brazil is gay based on bunk study from 2009

Post by Dr Mario » Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:13 am

Wikipedia claims a bunch of junk is a reliable source and then cites it.
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Re: Wikipedia claims 8% of Brazil is gay based on bunk study from 2009

Post by badmachine » Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:18 am

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:32 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_LGBTQ ... _in_Brazil

Wow, this is one of worst articles I have seen on Wikipedia. At first, it looks undersourced, but it's actually worse than that. The "sources" are just republished versions of the same study. The study is very obscure outside of pop science articles and was probably highly flawed.

A proper study in 2019 found the results you would expect, and that was 10 years later: https://agenciadenoticias.ibge.gov.br/e ... al-in-2019
Among persons aged 18 and over, 94.8% reported being heterosexual; 1.2% homosexual; 0.7% bisexual; 1.1% did not know their sexual orientation; 2.3% did not answer; and 0.1% reported having another sexual orientation.
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This section needs expansion with: examples of culture, every day life, societal acceptance and high quality citations. You can help by adding to it. (November 2020)
ive never seen that tag in the lead paragraph before. wikipedia- always improving

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Re: Wikipedia claims 8% of Brazil is gay based on bunk study from 2009

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:03 am

Missed this the first time. And who is the biggest contributor, writing about HALF of the article?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hentzer

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