Is homosexuality more prevalent in agropastoral than in hunting and gathering societies?: Evidence from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample

Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology Vol/Iss. Published online Springer International Publishing Published In Pages: 1-10
By Apostolou, Menelaos


Homosexuality will be more prevalent in agropastoral than in hunting & gathering societies when controlling for community size. (6)


The authors suggest that since community size covaries with subsistence type, it may account for the effect on prevalence of homosexuality. However, community size is not found to be significant (p = .154), while subsistence type, when dichotomized, is significant (p = 0.047).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logistic regressionSupported when IV is dichotomizedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Community SizeIndependentSettlement Patterns
Subsistence ActivityIndependentDiet