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LGBT Americans unhappier than average, survey finds

Harassment is common; abuse also reported

NEW YORK — Even as they acknowledge greater acceptance by society, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are, on average, less happy than other US adults, and many report instances of rejection and harassment, according to a sweeping new survey.

The survey, released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, is one of the largest and most detailed ever conducted among LGBT respondents by a major US polling organization.

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