4 percent of Philly metro area identify as LGBT, above national average

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     A person holds a rainbow-colored gay pride flag during a rally at Philadelphia City Hall in May 2014, following the overturning of the ban on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    A person holds a rainbow-colored gay pride flag during a rally at Philadelphia City Hall in May 2014, following the overturning of the ban on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Philadelphia region ranks slightly above average among top metro areas in a new ranking of the percentage of residents who identify as LGBT.

    On another front — the Philly metro area ranked right around the average for job creation last year.

    Across the country, concern about the economy is down – although Gallup’s annual March update reveals that Americans’ worries about terrorism abroad and race relations at home have shot up since last year.

    Both the Republican and the Democratic political parties have seen better days. Much better days. In fact, this is the first time in Gallup history when both the Republican and Democratic favorable ratings are below 40%.

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