A new Gallup poll is shedding insight into the well-being of America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and the results are anything but inspiring.
Americans who identified as LGBT had an average Well-Being Index score of 58, compared with 62 for non-LGBT people. As Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Indexresearchers also pointed out, that difference held true even after gender, age, race, educational attainment and other factors were taken into account.
Among the report's other findings: 35 percent of LGBT adults are thriving socially, compared with 41 percent of non-LGBT adults, while LGBT Americans are also 10 percentage points less likely to be thriving financially than their non-LGBT counterparts. Read more »