LGBT Households Remain More Optimistic about FinancesPosted on 12/07/09 at 10:01am by Benzinga StaffWith Black Friday unofficially launching the holiday spending season and constant news coverage of the nation’s economic health, a recent survey showed one-third (34%) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) adults sampled, when thinking about their household’s financial condition, continue to say that they expect it to get better in the next 6 months, compared with just 17% of heterosexual adults. This is a significant increase from March 2009 when 25% of LGBT adults expected their household’s financial condition to get better. In March a slightly higher 19% of heterosexual adults said that their situation would get better.The new nationwide survey of 2,516 U.S. adults, (ages 18 and over), of whom 338 self identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender, was conducted online between November 2 and 11, 2009, by Harris Interactive, a global market research and consulting firm, in conjunction with Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc., a strategic public relations and marketing communications firm with special expertise in the LGBT market.The survey also revealed that compared to what they spent last year on holiday gifts, 29% of LGBT adults plan to spend more. In comparison, only 9% of heterosexual adults plan to spend more........Figures for age, sex, race, education, region and income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. In addition, the results for the gay and lesbian sample were weighted separately based on profiles of the gay and lesbian population that Harris Interactive has compiled through many different online surveys. Propensity score weighting also was used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.....
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Since the Kinsey Report, the benchmark percentage for the TBLG population to the total population has been 10%. In the following article, Harris Interactive and Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc. surveyed 2,516 US adults and 338 or 13.4% were self identified as Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian or Gay.
It sure will be interesting to see the Lesbian and Gay results of the 2010 Census.
Of course, the 2010 Census has nothing to do with Transgender, Gender Identity or Bisexuals unless any of the afore mentioned respond to the 2010 Census as living in a same sex household.
Posted by De Sube at 12/08/2009 03:42:00 PM