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Barack Obama beats out Donald Trump for most admired man of 2016

  • President Obama is the most admired man in America for the ninth year in a row, beating out Trump for the title, according to an annual Gallup survey released on Wednesday.
  • According to Gallup, 22% of Americans said that, of all men living today in any part of the world, Obama is the one they admire most. Trump came in second with 15%.
  • As for the most admired woman, Hillary Clinton won the title for the 15th year in a row, according to Gallup. Read more

Trump is historically unpopular a week before his inauguration

  • More than half of the country views Trump unfavorably, according to a new Gallup survey
  • That makes him the most unpopular incoming president since Gallup began tracking presidential transitions.
  • In the early January survey, 51% of adults living in the United States disapprove of the way Trump is handling his transition, an increase from the last poll.
  • For comparison, just 12% disapproved of President Barack Obama’s transition in 2009, 25% disapproved of President George W. Bush’s transition in 2001 and 18% disapproved of President Bill Clinton’s transition in 1993. Read more

Trump’s approval rating sits around 40%, per Gallup and Pew

  • A Gallup poll released Friday showed Trump had a 40% approval rating.
  • A Pew Research Center poll released Thursday had 39% of adults approving of the president’s job performance thus far.
  • Rasmussen Reports — which tends to cast Republicans in a more favorable light than other surveys — was an outlier among major polls, notching Trump’s approval at a positive 55%. 
  • Trump cited this poll during his combative press conference Thursday, despite 10 other polls showing Trump below 50% approval.
  • The numbers in the Gallup and Pew polls are not good for Trump. Read more (2/17/17 12:03 PM)
In US, 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.
By Gallup, Inc.

New analysis from Gallup shows:

Millennials are more than twice as likely as any other generation to identify as LGBT. In 2012, they accounted for 43% of LGBT-identified adults. As a result of their disproportionate increases in identification since then, they now account for 58%. Millennials comprise 32% of the general adult population.


Gallup research shows that data security and confidentiality are not major concerns of millennials. This could be one factor that explains why they are so much more likely to identify as LGBT when compared with other generations. They are more comfortable than their older counterparts with the idea of sharing what some might consider private information on surveys.”

More adults identifying as LGBT signifies: more adults are comfortable identifying themselves as LGBT, rather than hiding. As our world shifts in attitude, perception, and belief, we can see the tangible effects of the It Gets Better message being spread. Our community grows larger, louder, and prouder.