A recent poll of 2,709 adults (of whom 2,274indicated 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 nationalsurvey conducted online in mid-August by Witeck-Combs Communications and HarrisInteractive shows two-thirds (67%) of GLBT adults say that things in thecountry are going in the right direction, compared to 45 percent of heterosexualadults. This is an increase from June 2009 when 56 percent of GLBT adults saidthat things were moving in the right direction. When it comes to their outlook on the economy and their own personal financialsituation, GLBT adults also appear somewhat more confident then theirheterosexual counterparts. A majority (57%) of GLBT adults said they expect theeconomy to improve in the coming year, compared to 45 percent of heterosexualadults. In the next 6 months just looking at gay and lesbian adults, 31 percentexpect their household`s financial condition to be better, compared with 24percent 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 doingin handling the economy as excellent or pretty good, while only 38 percent ofheterosexual adults agree."
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Also: "Four out offive (82%) GLBT adults said they trust in President Barack Obama to do what isright for the American economy, compared with 60% of heterosexual adults. Nearlyseven out of ten (69%) GLBT adults said they are confident that the White Houseand 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 yearhas been successful, compared with 39% heterosexual adults. More than half (53%)of GLBT adults, contrasted with 30% of heterosexuals adults, rate the overalljob President Barack Obama is doing in handling employment/unemployment asexcellent or pretty good. In contrast – when critical of the President`s leadership, one-third (35%) ofheterosexuals adults said they blame President Barack Obama for the country'seconomic problems, yet only 13% of GLBT adults agree. Also, one-fourth (27%) ofheterosexual adults said they have no trust at all in President Barack Obama todo what is right for the American economy; only 7% of GLBT adults agree."