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01-19-06, 05:06 AM #1
What would you do with $100,000? That may depend on your sexuality one survey says..
What do you think a person would do if he or she got $100,000 all of a sudden? Any answer can be right if you don’t take into account the fact that people of different sex-orientations may use “manna from heaven” differently.
The famous “Harris Interactive” media company carried out a survey. The participants were offered to answer just one question: what would they do if they unexpectedly received $100,000?
The survey showed that the representatives of sex-minorities made a more progressive use of the money while heterosexual people held a more archaic view. Gays and lesbians said they would use the money for re-investment, a new business, a trip or buying some luxuries.
Of course there were some individuals among heterosexuals who said they would spend the money on themselves or put it up for a new business, but most of them had more common things in their minds. They said they would save the money for their children and grandchildren, repair their houses, and even donate it to charity organizations.
Here is the US statistics to give more details for the picture. About 6% of Americans belong to sex-minorities. In the year 2000 there were more than 600,000 homosexual couples living together, and 30% of them had children (while there were only 48% of heterosexuals with kids).
The average yearly income of a homosexual couple makes up $76,500 while the same of a heterosexual couple is a bit more than only a half of that - $42,000.
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