Should these numbers matter at all? Would marriage equality cease to matter if gays were 1 percent of the population? Rights are not bestowed by group membership. That is what the concept of "individual rights" is all about.
Any gay person who hears the survey's finding that 3.4 percent of U.S. adults identify as LGBT will surely roll their eyes. Even the 10-percent figure that has been floated for the past couple decades seems low, so how could 3.4 percent be more accurate?