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LGBT Community Still Views Clinton More Favorably Than Trump
LGBT Americans view Hillary Clinton more favorably than her rival Donald Trump. Unlike the general population, differences in candidate favorability by race and ethnicity are not present among LGBT adults.
In U.S., 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse
Two years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, 10.2% of LGBT Americans are now married to a same-sex partner, up from 7.9% before the ruling.
Life Evaluations of LGBT Americans Decline After Election
LGBT adults' outlook on life decreased from 51% "thriving" before the U.S. presidential election to 41% after it. Steep declines also occurred among Democrats in general.
In U.S., More Adults Identifying as LGBT
In 2016, 4.1% of American adults identified as LGBT, up from 3.5% in 2012. An estimated 10 million adults identify as LGBT in the U.S. Millennials and women largely drove the increases in LGBT identification.
Vermont Leads States in LGBT Identification
Among the 50 U.S. states, Vermont has the highest proportion of adults identifying as LGBT at 5.3%. The largest increases in LGBT identification are in the Pacific-region states.
Same-Sex Marriages Up After Supreme Court Ruling
More LGBT Americans living with a same-sex partner now report being married (45%) than did so in the months prior to the Supreme Court decision to make same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states (38%).
San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Percentage
The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) of any of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas.
Americans Split Over New LGBT Protections, Restroom Policies
Americans are about evenly divided on both the need for new civil rights laws to protect LGBT people and on restroom policies for transgender individuals.
LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being
LGBT Americans, particularly women, have lower overall well-being than their non-LGBT counterparts, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The disparities are most significant in the areas of physical and financial well-being.
Gallup's Top Well-Being Discoveries of 2016
Gallup editors highlight the most important health and well-being findings from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index in 2016.