Poll: Gays More Optimistic Than Straights About Nation's Direction
A recent poll of 2,709 adults (of whom 2,274 indicated they are heterosexual and 378 self-identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) shows that gays are more hopeful than their heterosexual counterparts about the direction the country is heading:
"A new national survey conducted online in mid-August by Witeck-Combs Communications and Harris Interactive shows two-thirds (67%) of GLBT adults say that things in the country are going in the right direction, compared to 45 percent of heterosexual adults. This is an increase from June 2009 when 56 percent of GLBT adults said that things were moving in the right direction. When it comes to their outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation, GLBT adults also appear somewhat more confident then their heterosexual counterparts. A majority (57%) of GLBT adults said they expect the economy to improve in the coming year, compared to 45 percent of heterosexual adults. In the next 6 months just looking at gay and lesbian adults, 31 percent expect their household`s financial condition to be better, compared with 24 percent of heterosexual adults. The survey also found that more than two-thirds (69%) of GLBT adults would rate the overall job President Barack Obama is doing in handling the economy as excellent or pretty good, while only 38 percent of heterosexual adults agree."
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Also: "Four out of five (82%) GLBT adults said they trust in President Barack Obama to do what is right for the American economy, compared with 60% of heterosexual adults. Nearly seven out of ten (69%) GLBT adults said they are confident that the White House and the Administration will produce policies to help fix the economic crisis, while a slender majority (51%) of heterosexual adults agree. Also, a majority (64%) of GLBT adults said they think the stimulus plan passed earlier this year has been successful, compared with 39% heterosexual adults. More than half (53%) of GLBT adults, contrasted with 30% of heterosexuals adults, rate the overall job President Barack Obama is doing in handling employment/unemployment as excellent or pretty good. In contrast - when critical of the President`s leadership, one-third (35%) of heterosexuals adults said they blame President Barack Obama for the country's economic problems, yet only 13% of GLBT adults agree. Also, one-fourth (27%) of heterosexual adults said they have no trust at all in President Barack Obama to do what is right for the American economy; only 7% of GLBT adults agree."